Histories Beauty and the Beast?


I must say, I found this question fascinating enough to blog about…

The possibilities alone?

Endless:

If you could meet any one person in history and ask that one person one question; who would you pick and what would you ask?

Let’s see…

Just one? Doesn’t seem fair. OK. For tonight (ONLY) my question seems to be about a beauty and a beast…

As for which one is which I will leave it up to YOU to decide.

Anyway…

Cleopatra. I would ask, “Was he (Marc Anthony) worth it – Worth all you lost in the end?”

What can I say…

Tonight I am in that sort of mood.

Ask me again tomorrow and my choice of both person and question will be utterly different…

But tonight – After I just got finished re-watching Disney’s Beauty & the Beast?

It seemed appropriate.

I mean she DID stick her hand in a giant vase full of asps in the end…

So it does leave one to wonder just what her lasts thoughts were.

Or that could just be me.

7 comments on “Histories Beauty and the Beast?

  1. She didnt do it for Marc Anthony no matter how beautiful and handsome he was . She did it for her son and the power . To rule the Roman Empire . Marc Anthony was a tool.
    Was it worth it probably yes and no but that was life she knew . And she did become very famous to this days. She did something on the highest history level of her time . We still talk about her . Interesting time was then .

    • But she could have used ANY of the men in her life, but she chose HIM to achieve her end. Does that make him any less of a tool? No. But I can’t help but wonder just what it was about him for her, that made him special. So special that centuries later what they had is still talked about…So yeah, even his ‘tool’ status can’t detract from whatever it was that they had. I’m just not sure what it was…I can’t help but find that curious. And yes, interesting indeed.

      • She couldnt use any man in her life. He was Marc Antony . He was connected to Julius Cesar . he was Roman general with influence in the army and Senate .he was connected . he had his own dreams and if they pulled their resources together they could rule the world. He was ‘using” her as she was “using “him. It was marriage of convenience but probably some physical attraction was going on too. But most likely brain/mind attraction more . She was woman who had thing for powerful men and he was .
        Two powerful people who compliment each other in ambitions and means to get what they want were naturally pulled to each other . Their problem was they were outdated their best days and chances for the absolute power were gone. they belonged to Caesar’s time and the Octavia was younger ,smarter and the new era belonged to him.
        I hope that answer some of your questions.

      • We are talking the Roman Empire here, he wasn’t the only choice…Far from it. He was her preferred choice. I’m just curious as to why THIS man specifically, all obvious reasons aside. She didn’t have to marry him. She could have ruled without doing that. She didn’t. She could have made a better, more fitting choice for a husband, besides a warrior which was far from an elevated position in those days. She didn’t. On paper, Marc Anthony was NOT a good choice for a woman in her position, but she chose him anyway. I have always found the why in that odd. Always have. Ever since the why was inspired in me by William Shakespeare in his own play inspired by his own ‘whys’ of the two…I have always found their union an oddity. A poor choice made by an extremely powerful women, who if she had chosen differently, she might not have come to the same end. Although I do think you are correct in the point in their ambitions drove them both. Different as they were. Octavius was a true genius and a man well ahead of his time. He ushered in a golden age that Cleopatra and Marc Anthony could never hope to contend with…Ambitions or not.

  2. I meant Octavius Augustus . Anyway this discussion is interesting and I would love to continue but truly I am tired and my brain is fried. Maybe some other time we can talked more .
    Great talking to you . Sorry again for my exuberance . Everything was funny to me tonight . Yeah, I meant poem at my village . I posted one with blue colors of water . So when I saw blue is the color of opening our emotions I connected it . I guess you didnt see it . My bad. :)

  3. anguishedrepose :We are talking the Roman Empire here, he wasn’t the only choice…Far from it. He was her preferred choice. I’m just curious as to why THIS man specifically, all obvious reasons aside. She didn’t have to marry him. She could have ruled without doing that. She didn’t. She could have made a better, more fitting choice for a husband, besides a warrior which was far from an elevated position in those days. She didn’t. On paper, Marc Anthony was NOT a good choice for a woman in her position, but she chose him anyway. I have always found the why in that odd. Always have. Ever since the why was inspired in me by William Shakespeare in his own play inspired by his own ‘whys’ of the two…I have always found their union an oddity. A poor choice made by an extremely powerful women, who if she had chosen differently, she might not have come to the same end. Although I do think you are correct in the point in their ambitions drove them both. Different as they were. Octavian was a true genius and a man well ahead of his time. He ushered in a golden age that Cleopatra and Marc Anthony could never hope to contend with…Ambitions or not.

    You asking why woman chose certain man ? Well that question even that woman can’t answer correctly . Something clicked in her and he was her choice . Women do that . And the one they choice is never perfect for them , there are others better on the paper but for her he was the right choice . In the matter of the heart the rational is not deciding factor
    Second it was her destiny , their kismet . Simple as that . their souls and minds came together in that moment and their path crossed for them to finished that way. There are no right reasons when woman decide with her heart . That’s why you have tragedy . if everyone was doing what is perfectly right for them then again you will have robot society. And we dont want that. :)

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