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Coriolanus and Lucrece

Coriolanus Date of Composition 1608; elizabeth has been dead for 5 years; 5 years into the stewart dynasty and james the first is on throne; began writing romances after coriolanus Coriolanus Dramatic Date covers 6 years from 494 bce when…

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Coriolanus

Caius Martius Coriolanus C son to Volumnia, general/noble of Rome, husband to Virgilia, father to young Martius Virgilia C wife to Coriolanus Volumnia C mother to Coriolanus Young Caius Martius C son to Coriolanus Tullus Aufidius C frenemy of Coriolanus…

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Coriolanus Act and scene outline

I.i In which Plebians rebel for food and Menenius Agrippa attempts to discourage them, then Caius Martius comes and threatens to hang them or draft them to war against the Volces while Sicinius and Brutus quietly whisper about the outcome…

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Coriolanus Key Critics/Critical Opinions

A.C.Bradley – Shakespearean Tragedy, 1904 – on his attitude to the people he is very unjust to them, and his ideal, though high, is also narrow. But he is magnificently true to it, and even when he most repels us…

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Coriolanus critics

‘the tragedy of Coriolanus originates in his intense allegiance to the cult of virtus’ Miller ‘he is no more capable of restraining his fury than is a child in a tantrum’ headlam wells’The tragic struggle of the play is not…

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Coriolanus

what poet favored Coriolanis to other Shakespeare plays T.S. Eliot Where does this play take place Rome, Italy what character type is missing from this play Clown Which virtue is of greatest importance to Coriolanus Valor Where does the play…

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Coriolanus: Warfare

“Is he not… wounded?” A2, Menenius “he has been… bred i’th’wars” A3, Menenius “he is a lion… that I am proud to hunt” A1, Corio “shields before your hearts… and fight with hearts more proof than shields” A1, Corio “I’ll…

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Coriolanus – critics

O.J. Campbell – C’s weakness before his mother This repeated quailing before his moher deprives Coriolanus of the dignity every tragic hero must posses O.J. Campbell – arrogance his arrogant atitude Tom Hiddleston – his hardness He’s so hard he…

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Coriolanus: critical quotes

“The man and his… reputation are interchangeable”-Bridget Elscome “The love of power within ourselves and the admiration of… it in others are both natural to man:the one makes him a tyrant, the other a slave”-William Hazlitt “Still he is more…

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Coriolanus

Caius Marcius “Coriolannus” Roman war hero. Gets the name “Coriolanus” for his victory at Corioles. Has a bad temper and can’t stand the unwashed masses. Confuses politeness with betraying his principals. Has a really close relationship with his mother. Menenius…

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