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All For Love Book Review Summary

Detailed Plot Synopsis of All For Love

Dryden's play is a version of the story of Mark Antony and his love for Cleopatra. It begins with an attempt to break up Antony and Cleopatra by bringing his virtuous wife Octavia to confront him. She manages to win him back for awhile, but his jealousy of Cleopatra and his friend Dolabella convince him that he cannot live without her.

Octavius Caesar, his wife's brother, marches on Alexandria. Antony is falsely told that Cleopatra is dead and he kills himself. When she learns of his death, she gets the deadly asp to bite her.
This report prepared by Jack Goodstein








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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   depressed Time/era of story    -   ancient Rome Romance/Romance Problems    -   Yes Kind of romance:    -   love triangle/polygon Life of a profession:    -   king/queen/royalty Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Job/Profession/Status story    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   infantry soldier Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Italian

Setting

How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   2 () Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   Italy Africa    -   Yes Kind of Africa:    -   Arabic Africa

Writing Style

Weird Victorian/Shakespearean English?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   mostly dialog

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