My Rating: 5 Stars
There aren't enough words to describe how much I enjoyed reading "Coriolanus".
Caius Martius is a character that struggles with the image of himself and what others what him to be. I see a strong, hotheaded, blunt soldier that falls victim of a conspiracy led by a government that is afraid of his power, the strength of character and popularity. Coriolanus is arrogant proto-fascist that fails to become a politician, as his mother and the Roman government want him to be. Consequently, he walks right into a trap in which he falls victim. At the same time that he is a brute, he's also modest and honest with his comrades and himself until the very end. Furthermore, he had the courage to choose that was best for his family despite his thirst for revenge and knowing that his life was on the line.
In the end, his mistake is to remain himself no matter how much the people around him try to make him something he is not. Death seems
This play is definitely on my top favourite of Shakespeare's works!
Hope you find an idea for your next reading here.
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