Question of the Day: AP English Literature
Adapted from Coriolanus by William Shakespeare (III.iii.152-167)
You common cry of curs! whose breath I hate
As reek o' the rotten fens, whose loves I prize
As the dead carcasses of unburied men
That do corrupt my air, I banish you;
And here remain with your uncertainty!
Let every feeble rumor shake your hearts!
Your enemies, with nodding of their plumes,
Fan you into despair! Have the power still
To banish your defenders; till at length
Your ignorance, which finds not till it feels,
Making not reservations of yourselves,
Still your own foes, deliver you as most
Abated captives to some nation
That won you without blows! Despising,
For you, the city, thus I turn my back:
There is a world elsewhere.
What does the speaker argue will ultimately result from the listeners' actions?
Uncertainty for the people in the city, and the eventual overthrow of the city itself
The city government becoming tyrannical and cruel
Fruitful exploration of foreign countries
Pestilence and disharmony in the city
A violent war with foreign enemies
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