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Cloten, wearing Posthumus's clothes, has arrived in Cambria and happens to be near the home of Belarius. Cloten is confident he will find Posthumus and Imogen shortly, since he is sure that "the fellow (Pisanio) dares not deceive me," and recaps his plan to get even with them. He brags about his wealth, status, youth, strength, and good looks.
In contrast with Imogen's brothers, who have inherent royalty but no official status, Cloten has high rank but no redeeming personal qualities or virtues. Cloten is often seen as a foil for Posthumus because they are opponents in desire for Imogen, and Cloten has become obsessed with proving he is better than Posthumus. But he is even more of a foil to the princes, whose royal qualities shine through their lowly appearance.