A military hero of ancient Rome who attempts to shift from his career as a general to become a candidate for public office — a disastrous move that leads to his heading an attack on Rome. The last of Shakespeare's tragedies, Coriolanus is a timeless tale of pride, revenge, and political chicanery. show more
A military hero of ancient Rome who attempts to shift from his career as a general to become a candidate for public office — a disastrous move that leads to his heading an attack on Rome. The last of Shakespeare's tragedies, Coriolanus is a timeless tale of pride, revenge, and political chicanery.
Publish date: May 23rd 2003
Publisher: Dover Publications
Pages no: 128
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Historical Fiction
Fierce warrior, great general, total prat.
Coriolanus is one of Shakespeare's lesser known works and is not amongst his best. However, Shakespeare in an off day is still really great and the play is well worth reading, It concerns the life of the early Roman Martius or Coriolanus, who lived in the very early Republic. Martius is a born wa...
Having just finished this, I'm now wondering why this one isn't one of Shakespeare's more popular plays? I found it highly gripping, exciting, and, yes, tragic as well.I'd have much rather we read this one way back when I was in high school, than say, Romeo and Juliet.
tl;dr I overall enjoyed this story, and found it to be one of the easier Shakespeare plays to read. Description Caius Martius Coriolanus is a great warrior of the Roman people, but he also has a rather easy to ignite temper. A few political leaders, Brutus and Casiuis, aren't so fond of Coriolanus t...
AUFIDIUSO Marcius, Marcius!Each word thou hast spoke hath weeded from my heartA root of ancient envy. If JupiterShould from yond cloud speak divine things,And say ‘Tis true,’ I’ld not believe them moreThan thee, all noble Marcius. Let me twineMine arms about that body, where againstMy grained ash an...
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