Enobarbus is Antony’s friend and one of his followers, essentially his aide-de-camp.
Though Antony sometimes makes him be quiet, in general he gets away with speaking his mind, and he provides an ironic, sarcastic and at times downright cheeky commentary on the action. Despite this, he obeys instantly when Antony gives a command. He enjoys drinking, and like most men is under Cleopatra’s spell. At the feast on Pompey’s galley, he insists that it is not raucous enough, and brings on the song and dance. Despite his loyalty to Antony, though, there comes a time when he can no longer hide from himself that he does not approve of his leader anymore, and he defects to Caesar. When Antony sends him his belongings with friendly words and no reproaches, he begins to have second thoughts about ever having left a man so generous. He dies loudly repenting having done so.