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Coriolanus Act 4, Scene 4

By William Shakespeare

Act 4, Scene 4

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  • Meanwhile, Coriolanus shows up in Antium. He's looking for Tullus Aufidius so they can get together and destroy Rome.
  • Coriolanus delivers a soliloquy about how crazy it is that he's about to become BFF's with Tullus Aufidius when not long so ago he wanted to kill the guy.
  • He also reflects about how he used to love Rome, but now he wants to burn it to the ground.
  • Life is just crazy like that, you know.