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please give meaning of "thine enmity's most capital"  ref Volumnia speech - Coriolanus...

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steveoldman | Student | eNotes Newbie

Posted May 30, 2009 at 11:23 PM via web

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please give meaning of "thine enmity's most capital"  ref Volumnia speech - Coriolanus act v

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tdiekhans | eNotes Newbie

Posted November 25, 2011 at 7:53 AM (Answer #1)

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Coriolanus' current hatred of the Romans is most deadly of all to his family, as his betrayal is a double betrayal not only to Rome, but to them as they will bear the brunt of the anger aimed toward him.  Also they can't pray for him to lose, as they love him, but if they pray for him to win, Rome loses.  It's a no-win situation.

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