Paper 5 : Coriolanus by William Shakespeare

Released on February 14 ,2012, the title Coriolanus as one of the history plays written by Shakespeare, came as a surprise for many. They had read or heard of other Roman tragedies like Antony and Cleopatra,and Julius Caesar..but not this one. Moreover, one rarely found any news on this play being theatrically adapted too. Hence, it remained it relative obscurity as compared to other Shakespearean History plays or tragedies.

It was T.S. Eliot who had rated Coriolanus as Shakespeare’s ‘greatest tragic achievement’ where he regarded this to be a notch above Hamlet and even Antony and Cleopatra.

Now that this tragedy occurs to be a part of Paper 5 for the Literature in English course for A level, it will require some critical insight into the character and the times of Coriolanus.


About Mrs. Nazir's Rhyme and Reason

Am I a bird for Maya Angelou? If yes, why do I and so many of you around me feel caged? why not free? Am I a free spirit, then?If yes, then why don't I locate my limits? Because I can see I have lost the way. The quest for enlightenment is taking me acknowledge just Him ..and this strife just becomes so rewarding and so assuringly peaceful when I see myself having adopted His favourite occupation- the one he designated to his prophets. What has obstructed this self -actualization so far?
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