Coriolanus Essay by Mcote

An examination of the influence Coriolanus's mother had on him in Shakespeare's play, "Coriolanus".
# 56060 | 1,061 words | 0 sources | 2004 | US
Published on Feb 13, 2005 in Shakespeare (Other Plays and Comparisons)

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This essay discusses how Coriolanus's mother uses three convincing arguments to try to talk her son out of destroying his home city. The writer emphasizes how Coriolanus's mother used syntax and diction to persuade her son.

From the Paper:

"Shakespeare had a way with words that few people could ever duplicate. A wonderful example of how Shakespeare used language and imagery to express emotion is the monologue by Coriolanus' mother in the Shakespearian play of the same name. In the short exert from Coriolanus, a woman's son is preparing to destroy his own city. His mother is attempting to discourage his actions. She tries to convince him to make peace between his people (The Romans) and the Volsces, she tries to dissuade him by telling him that if he does conquer his own city than he will dishonor his name, she tells him that destroying a people is an "act of the Gods" and that if he tries to accomplish it he will really accomplish nothing, she expresses to him how dishonorable it is to hold a grudge, she uses her children and herself to guilt him into not attacking the city and she finally warns him that if he goes through with his plan than the Gods will spite him."

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