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Shakespeare's Presentation of Antony and Cleopatra in Act One Shakespeare's demonstration of both Antony and Cleopatra in Act 1 can be analysed in several ways since both of them are introduced in Act 1 with comprehensive descriptions and graphics of both of them all through, if it be by eachother or remarks on them voiced by other characters. Straight from the start of the drama, in Act 1 scene 1, Antony and Cleopatra claim over whether their love for one another for one another can be measured: CLEOPATRA: If it be love indeed, tell me just how much. ANTONY: There's beggary in the love which could be reckoned. CLEOPATRA: I will set a bourn how far to be beloved. ANTONY: Then must thou needs find out new heaven, new earth. This market sets the tone for their up coming talks on love and their approaches to eachother and their own relationship. Cleopatra expresses the anticipation that love should be declared grandly. She is on the lookout for a specific feeling of comfort and being adored by inquiring Antony and needing to hear of just how far he loves her. It seems as though Cleopatra and Antony's relationship appears to be very much in the public eye due to both of these holding these large positions from the two most powerful empires of the world. From the lines quoted above, Cleopatra asserts that she knows the limits ('bourn') oh her lover's affections, and Antony reacts that, to do so, she will have to find uncharted territories. From likening their love to the discovery and maintain "new heaven, new earth," the few link such private emotions to current affairs of state. Consequently, their relationship is shown to be a person that might have hidden agendas that delve...