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On the evidence of Antony and Cleopatras relationship we can see how this makes the partnership of Antony Octavius and Lepidus unworkable The relationship of Antony and Cleopatra is one that is very much developed and we join the play at this stage they are clearly in love and Antony is enjoying the hedonistic atmosphere We can see that Cleopatra is very much in love with Antony although she could be seen as obsessive One reason for this could be that she has a longing for power If she marries Antony she will get the closet she can to having some power which she clearly loves This could account to the fact that there is not a patriarchal relationship Antony loves the sensuous hedonistic place of Egypt where people can have fun and party However with all this fun Antony starts to forget the duty he has to Rome and while he has been away in Egypt his wife Fulvia and his brother have joined forces and attempted to take over Rome by destroying one of the Triumvirates Octavius Caesar who is in control of the central Europe also Pompey has built up an army which is a real threat to Rome The affair he is having with Cleopatra is destroying Rome Antony is needed by Rome as for his military talents and the respect his receives from his troops is much better that of Caesar and Lepidus He his relationship with Cleopatra as being like What Venus did with Mars This line ironically reminds us what Venus the god of love did with Mars the god of war who was once like Antony an extremely great solider and leader and that was to undo him as Cleopatra undoes Antony by taming him and this is not what Antony meant Shakespeare is telling us that Antony has become helpless There are three leaders of the Roman
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