© 2014 Shmoop University, Inc. All rights reserved.
Coriolanus

Coriolanus

Coriolanus: Symbols True or False

1. Menenius tells the fable of the belly in order to do what?Convince the Romans to stop eating carbs.
2. Animal imagery pops up all over the play as a reminder of what?The Volscians are better warriors because they fight on horseback.
3. In the fable of the belly, the patrician senators are compared to which body part?Stomach
4. When the poor plebeians threaten to "rise up" against the ruling class of patricians, they threaten to do what?Take over the aristocrats' military duties.
5. Coriolanus is compared to which of the following creatures?Butterfly

Submit
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement