The Tragedy of Coriolanus (Paperback)

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"The Tragedy of Coriolanus" by William Shakespeare is a compelling exploration of pride, power, and political manipulation set in ancient Rome. The play follows the rise and fall of the Roman general Coriolanus, whose uncompromising nature and disdain for the common people ultimately lead to his downfall. At the outset of the play, Coriolanus is celebrated as a hero for his military victories against Rome's enemies. However, his pride and arrogance make him ill-suited for the politics of the city, and he struggles to win the support of the plebeians whom he views with contempt. When Coriolanus is persuaded to run for consul, his refusal to flatter or compromise leads to his banishment from Rome. Exiled and embittered, Coriolanus joins forces with Rome's enemies and marches against his former homeland, seeking revenge for the perceived injustices he has suffered. However, his plans are thwarted by the pleas of his mother and wife, who beg him to spare the city. In a moment of tragic realization, Coriolanus relents, but his actions ultimately lead to his own demise at the hands of those he once fought alongside. Through its exploration of themes such as pride, loyalty, and the nature of leadership, "The Tragedy of Coriolanus" offers a thought-provoking meditation on the complexities of human nature and the consequences of unchecked ambition. Shakespeare's masterful characterization and poetic language bring the world of ancient Rome vividly to life, inviting audiences to reflect on the timeless dilemmas faced by individuals and societies alike. With its gripping plot, complex characters, and powerful themes, "The Tragedy of Coriolanus" remains a compelling and relevant work of drama that continues to resonate with audiences today.

Product Details
ISBN: 9791041995516
Publisher: Culturea
Publication Date: April 2nd, 2024
Pages: 194
Language: English