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ERIC Number: EJ790208
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0021-8510
"It Shall Be So": Grammatical Usage as Political Intent in "Coriolanus"
Sinclair, Margaret
Journal of Aesthetic Education, v36 n4 p32-36 Win 2002
Throughout "Coriolanus", the third person "shall" appears primarily as a modal auxiliary: combined with another verb, it indicates the speaker's mood or attitude toward the person or thing that (s)he speaks about. This essay looks at one of the tribunes' use of "shall" in the third person and how it reveals the tribunes' intent to deny Coriolanus's consulship and make themselves the political power in Rome. (Contains 10 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Italy (Rome)