coriolanus notes

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Later Shakespeare March 30 th 2010 Coriolanus Last Roman play, last tragedy (1608) Coriolanus: Which Rome is this? Moarchy over kings kicked Beginning of Republic Unstable Upperclass: Patricians Lower class: plebians Coriolanus is part of the upper class but at the beginning he is described by the lower class Act 1 c) Volumnia is a lot like Lady Macbeth always wants Coriolanus to exercise power. Violent imagery, rather die in battle Virgilia wants him to be safe, and return home 1.1. Emergency: Commoners Rioting over access to food Views of Caius Mortius: Blamed for keeping them down (against view) First citizen gives negative view Second citizen- Pro view- military service to Rome Con-Proud, boastful>status, deeds for mother or himself, not for Rome -not profiting from deeds Jury-trial Menenius: Upper class- foster father, lower class origiens (Shown by the way he talks) Tells belly fable, pg. 1070 defend Senate as ruling body Metaphor- Rome= body, senate in that body=belly(in the middle of the body, the
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2011 for the course ENGL 432 taught by Professor Rust during the Spring '10 term at Saint Louis.

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