A Response to Raina
First off, I just want to say I’m realy glad you were so inspired by Cleopatra! I too find her to be an amazing woman and her portrayal in Shakespeare’s Antony and Cleopatra has cemented her as one of my favourite female characters in literature. I would have liked, however, for you to go into more detail about why you find her so empowering. I understand you admire that her steadfast approach to her country in the wake of Antony’s unstable emotions but I want to know why she inspires you “as a woman” as you say. I personally find her manipulative side interesting and believe it speaks to her strength in her context and am interested to see if you agree!
One final note; take care with your spelling! Calved/carved was the one i picked out – not that my spelling is perfect!
Looking forward to seeing more from you!