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1
Q

First Citizen

Martius enemy

Act 1

A

“Caius Martius is chief enemy to the people”

first impression

2
Q

Second Citizen

Martius mother

Act 1 Scene 1

A

“please his mother and be partly proud”

taking a jab at Martius masculinity

3
Q

First Citizen

Martius dog

Act 1

A

“He’s a very dog to the commonality”

animal imagery, hes against the common people

4
Q

Martius

Citizens scabs

Act 1

A

“dissentious rogues”
“Make yourselves scabs?”

dehumanising the common people, body politic

5
Q

Martius

Aufidius anything

Act 1

A

“If I were anything but I am, I would wish me only he”

they’re two of the same

6
Q

Martius

Aufidius lion

Act 1

A

“He is a lion, That I am proud to hunt”

animal imagery

Coriolanus refers to Aufidius as a lion he is proud to hunt in Act 1, Scene 1. The Romans viewed the lion as powerful and associated it with the Greek god Hercules, who wore a lion skin. This reference to a symbol of power indicates Coriolanus’s respect for Aufidius. This admiration will manifest again in Act 4 when Coriolanus seeks out Aufidius to join with him in launching an attack against Rome

7
Q

Cominius

Addressing Martius

Act 1

A

“Noble Martius!”

difference between particians vs plebians

8
Q

Volumnia

Martius Son

Act 1

A

“If my son were my husband”

sees all men as serving a similar purpose, something she can use

9
Q

Volumnia

Martius die

Act 1

A

“I had rather had eleven [sons] die nobly for their country than one… surfeit out of action”

only view men for what they can do for her - honour

10
Q

Martius

Yelling at soldiers

Act 1

A

“You shames of Rome!”
“You souls of geese”

animal imagery

11
Q

Cominius

Aufidius heart

Act 1

A

“Their very heart of hope!”

body politic, the centre of the Volsci army

12
Q

Martius

Cominius wedding

Act 1

A

“By th’blood we have shed together, by th’vows we have made”
“And Tapers burned to bedward!”

queer interpretation, violence and love on the battlefield

13
Q

Martius

Painting

Act 1

A

“That love this painting”

referring to the blood, sees wounds as a work of art to be admired

14
Q

Martius

Bribe

Act 1

A

“A bribe to pay my sword. I do refuse it”

doesn’t want rewards as it dampens his honour

15
Q

Aufidius

Mirroring

Act 1

A

“He’s mine or I am his”

queer relationships, violence and love on the battlefield

16
Q

Martius

Bad Life

Act 1 scene 4

A

“If any think brave death outweighs bad life, and that his country’s dearer than himself; let him alone, or so many so minded, wave thus, to express his disposition,”

juxtaposition, ironic, masculinitty and test of honour

17
Q

Martius

Sword

Act 1 scene 4

A

“Make you a sword of me?”

18
Q

Sicinius

Nature

Act 2 scene 1

A

“Nature teaches beasts to know their friends.”

Sicinius is insulting the aristocracy and Coriolanus by stating the plebeians can recognize who represents them and who is against their interests.

19
Q

Menenius

Hot Wine

Act 2 scene 1

A

“One that loves a cup of hot wine with not a drop of allaying Tiber in ‘t.”

talking about his reputation - hasty over small things

20
Q

Menenius

Worships

Act 2 scene 1

A

“God-den to your worships. More of your conversation would infect my brain, being the herdsmen of the beastly plebeians.”

21
Q

Second Officer

Flattered

Act 2 scene 2

A

“Faith, there have been many great men that have flatter’d the people, who ne’er loved them.”

22
Q

Volumnia

Action

Act 3 scene 2

A

“Action is eloquence.”

23
Q

Volumnia

Anger

Act 4 scene 2

A

“Anger’s my meat; I sup upon myself,
And so shall starve with feeding.”

24
Q

Menenius

Loves

Act 2

A

“He loves your people, but tie him not to be their bedfellow.”
- He loves and serves the ordinary people of Rome, but don’t make him their equal

25
Q

Martius

People

Act 2

A

“But your people, I love them as they weigh.”

He loves people according to their contribution

26
Q

Martius

Nothings

Act 2

A

“To hear my nothings monstered”
- My achievements are nothing, I got honour from doing them, for you to talk about them distorts/destroys them

27
Q

Cominius

Rewards

Act 2

A

“…rewards his deeds with doing them”
- Coriolanus desires no extrinsic reward, only the intrinsic virtue of the deed

28
Q

Martius

Blush

Act 2

A

“It is a part that I shall blush in acting”
- Coriolanus sees being consul as a public role that will shame him if it requires his being inauthentic or unnatural

29
Q

Menenius

Noble

Act 3

A

“His nature is too noble for this world, He would not flatter Neptune for his trident “
- It is the corrupt state of the world which brings about Coriolanus’ downfall (early one)

If he wouldnt bow for Gods, he definately wouldnt for the Tribunes

Menenius describes Coriolanus’s lack of humility by saying he would not stoop to honor the gods to have their power.

30
Q

Martius

Dragon

Act 4

A

“I go alone like to a lonely dragon”
- Coriolanus is still full of energy although isolated and purposeless

31
Q

Martius

World

Act 4

A

“Oh world, thy slippery turns”

Coriolanus laments the false and corrupted world

32
Q

Martius

Services

Act 4

A

“My revengeful services”

Coriolanus’ twisted sense of service

33
Q

Martius

View of Rome

Act 4

A

“cankered”; “city of kites and crows”

Coriolanus’ view of Rome

34
Q

Martius

I am..

Act 1

A

“I am constant”
- Coriolanus does not go back on his word and is immediately eager to go to war

35
Q

Lartius

Sword

Act 1

A

“sensibly outdares his senseless sword”

Coriolanus’ exceptional bravery

36
Q

Herald

Alone

Act 2

A

“all alone Martius did fight”

Coriolanus’ exceptional bravery (later one)

37
Q

Third Servingman

Mars

Act 4

A

“son and heir to Mars”
- Coriolanus’ military valour from the perspective of the Volsces

38
Q

Sicinius

Soaring

Act 2

A

“his soaring insolence”

Coriolanus is a terrible politician

39
Q

Citizens

City

Act 3

A

“The people are the city”
- Coriolanus doesn’t understand that he must accommodate the people (short)

40
Q

Third Citizen

Worthier

Act 2

A

“if he would incline to the people, there was
never a worthier man.”
- Coriolanus doesn’t understand that he must accommodate the people

41
Q

Aufidius

Virtues

Act 4

A

” our virtues lie in the interpretation of the time”
- Coriolanus’ sense of honour and justice conflict with the fickleness and fluidity in the world

42
Q

Martius

Poor Host

Act 1

A

“I request you to give my poor host freedom”

Coriolanus shows his humanity

43
Q

Menenius

Noble Man

Act 4

A

“We are all undone, unless the noble man have mercy.”
- Menenius shows that in truth Coriolanus is the noble one while Rome have been wicked

44
Q

Martius

Peace

Act 5

A

“all the swords of Italy could not have made this peace”
- Coriolanus shows his ability to use a humane solution to find peace for all

45
Q

Martius

Beast

Act 4

A

“The beast / with many heads butts me away”

beast represents the public that judges Coriolanus, juxta to dragon imagery- class divide

Coriolanus refers to the general public as “the beast with many heads” in Act 4, Scene 1. This is a reference to the Hydra, a beast that could devour men. Cutting off one of its heads was useless since another would grow in its place. This is a fitting representation of the public from Coriolanus’s point of view. There would always be someone present to judge him and remind him of his humanity.

46
Q

Brutus, Menenius

Martius bear

Act 2

A

“He’s a lamb indeed, that baas like a bear”
“He’s a bear indeed, that lives like a lamb”

Chiasmus, wolf in sheeps clothing, animal imagery

47
Q

Volumnia, Menenius

Coriolanus wounds

Act 2

A

“he had before his last expedition twenty-five wounds upon him.”
“Now its twenty-seven. Every gash was an enemies grave”

body imagery, numerical value, dehumanised

48
Q

First officer, Second officer

Coriolanus Worthy

Act 2

A

f “he waved indifferently”
s “he hath deserved worthily of his country”
f “he’s a worthy man”

admire his attitude, want him to become consul

49
Q

Coriolanus

Wounds

Act 2

A

“I had rather have my wounds to heal again Than hear say how I got them”
“Fo my wounds’ sake to give their sufferage”

doesn’t care for it to be discussed, dampens honour

50
Q

Cominius

Young Martius

Act 2

A

“Amazonian chin”
“bristled lips”
“when he might act the woman in the scene, He proved best man i’th’field”

even when young and ‘womanly’ he was the best

51
Q

Cominius

Young Martius Blood

Act 2

A

“He was a thing of blood”

links to Norton

52
Q

Third Citizen

Tongues

Act 2

A

“we are to put our tongues into those wounds”

sexual, desire to consume Coriolanus, body politic

53
Q

Brutus

God Complex

Act 3

A

“You speak o’th’people As if you were a god to punish, not a man if their infirmity”

god complex, classism

54
Q

Sicinius, Brutus

Disease

Act 3

A

“He’s a disease that much be cut away”
“[cut him away] lest his infection.. spread further”

body politic

55
Q

Volumnia

Disease

Act 4

A

“red pestilside strike all trades in Rome”

body politic, blaming plebians

56
Q

Martius

Volumnia Hercules

Act 4

A

“If you had been the wife of Hercules, Six of his labours you’d have done, and saved Yo husband so much sweat”

feminine + masculine qualities

57
Q

Martius

Dragon

Act 4

A

“like to a lonely dragon”

mightly + mythical, a legend

58
Q

Sicinius, Volumnia

Masculinity

Act 4

A

“Are you mandkind?”
“Ay, fool.. Was not a man my father?”

gender roles

59
Q

Martius

Rome

Act 4

A

“whose hours, whos bed, whose meal”
“My birthplace hate , and my love’s upon This enemy town”
“If he slay me, He does fair justice”

domestic side, mirrors Aufidius speech, juxtaposition

60
Q

Aufidius

Coriolanus dream

Act 4

A

“more dances my rapt heart Than when I first my wedded mistress saw”
“I have nightly since Dreamt of encounters ‘twixt thyself and me”
“Unbuckling helms, fisting each other’s throats”

GAAAAAAAAAY

61
Q

Cominius

God

Act 4

A

“He is their god. He leads them like a thing Made by some other deity than Nature”

Coriolanus god complex, nature vs. law

62
Q

First citizen, second, third

Regret

Act 4

A

“When I said banish him, I said ‘twas pity”
“And so did I”
“And so did I”

hypocricy, cowards going back on their word

63
Q

Aufidius

Dragon

Act 4

A

“Dragon-like”
“good husbandry for the Volscian state”

reference to Martius own words and GAAAAAY

64
Q

Cominius

Dragon

Act 5

A

“Till he had forged himself a name i’th’fire Of burning Rome”

dragon reference

65
Q

Martius

Knees

Act 5

A

“What’s this? Your knees to me? To your corrected son?”
he raises her

convinced by his mother to not invade Rome

66
Q

Volumnia

Bound

Act 5

A

“There’s no man in the world More bound to’s mother”

boy mom fr

67
Q

Menenius

Dragon

Act 5

A

“This Martius is grown from man to dragon. He has wings, he’s more than a creeping thing”

68
Q

Sicinius

Mother

Act 5

A

“He loved his mother dearly”

69
Q

Aufidius, Martius

Traitor

Act 5

A

A “He hath abused your powers.”
C “Traitor? How now?”
A “Ay, traitor, Martius!”
C “Martius?”
A “Ay, Martius! Caius Martius!”

loss of his honour, loss of his name and idenity, severed relationship

70
Q

Aufidius

Sorrow

Act 5

A

“My rage is gone, And I am struck with sorrow.”
“Yet he shall have a noble memory”

giving him a noble funeral - avoiding naming Martius

71
Q

Stage directions

End line

Act 5

A

Exeunt, bearing the body of Martius.
A dead march sounded

retains his name

72
Q

Menenius

Heardsmen

Act 2 Scene 1

A

“the herdsmen of the beastly plebeians”

73
Q

Coriolanus

Melt

Act 5 Scene 3

A

“I melt and am not / Of stronger earth than others.”

This is Coriolanus’s admission he is not above having the feelings of others.