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Cymbeline

William Shakespeare

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Suggested Essay Topics

Suggested Essay Topics

Suggested Essay Topics

Suggested Essay Topics

Discuss the character of Imogen.

Analyze the political events of the play. What do you think is the playwright's perspective on the conflict between Rome and Britain? Defend your answer.

Compare and contrast Belarius with his two adopted sons, Guiderius and Arviragus. How do their worldviews differ, and why?

Discuss the use of setting in Cymbeline. Is the play historical in any way? If not, how might ahistoricity contribute to its plot and themes?

Analyze the character of Cymbeline. How does Shakespeare portray him? What purposes does he serve?

What does Cymbeline have in common with Shakespeare's tragedies? What makes it different?

Discuss the "fairy-tale" elements in the plot of Cymbeline. How do they relate and contribute to the larger story? to the genre of the play?

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Cymbeline (SparkNotes Literature Guide)