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MonkeyNotes-Cymbeline by William Shakespeare
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QUESTIONS

1. Imogen is an exquisite example of womanhood, a paragon of
purity and loveliness being combined in her perfect personality.
Discuss Imogen's function in the play.

2. "Posthumus, though the hero, gets very little scope in the action
of the play to reveal himself fully and completely." Analyze
Posthumus' metamorphosis. What does he learn in the course of
the play and how does he change?

3. Examine the different aspects of Iachimo's character. Is it a
justified claim to call him the villain of the play?

4. Discuss Cymbeline's inability to rule his kingdom as well as his
condemnation of his daughter's marriage. What prevents him from
taking correct action in both politics abroad and family politics?

5. Discuss a critical claim that the Queen is "a mere joint in the
machine and fails to come to life."

6. Compare and contrast the characters of Cloten and Iachimo. Is
one more treacherous than the other? Why? Why not?

7. Analyze Shakespeare's use of figurative language in the play,
especially those metaphors and similes that conveys trade,
commerce, and worth.


8. How does Shakespeare borrow from both the "romance" and
"pastoral" genres in this play? What gives the play its fairy tale-
like qualities?

9. How does Cymbeline illuminate the triumph of truth over
falsehood?

10. Analyze how the politics of family life have larger
repercussions in England's political dealings with Rome. How do
the rifts within the royal family result in a weakening of its power?

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