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by William Shakespeare

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