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Why are the plebians so hostile toward Coriolanus?

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johnnyutah | Student | eNotes Newbie

Posted January 26, 2007 at 4:10 AM via web

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Why are the plebians so hostile toward Coriolanus?

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revolution | College Teacher | Valedictorian

Posted July 19, 2009 at 9:30 PM (Answer #1)

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It can be seen in the text that plebians attitude toward Corioianus was very hostile as one member of the furious mob started the madness by saying that:

"Let us kill him, and we'll have corn at our own price"

implying their intense distaste towards him and they were so angry at him they wanted to kill him as being one of the Romian patrician class, he had deprieved them of their basic and essential sustenance like food and water, but it makes no mention that the lower classes in the distribution monarchy that they were suffering from hunger and starvation only that the corn was way too high for their expectations, which means it is priced too expensive for them to buy, leading them to less stocks of corn, so they were hungry, leading them to be hostile or mad towars him for giving them less food and keeping the profit to themselves

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