Figure 60: Essay Excerpt on Cymbeline, William Shakespeare

Below is an excerpt that falls under the comment “Yes/Ah, Yes, Right, Exactly, True, Checkmark.”

You may access the comment by clicking on the “Y” and “Affirmative Replies” categories or by typing the title into the search box.

You may print the excerpt for class discussions.

Sample Excerpt

Cymbeline states to Innogen, “O disloyal thing,/ That shouldst repair my youth, thou heap’st/ A year’s age on me” (1.1.134-136).  In making this statement, Cymbeline is attacking his daughter’s sense of reason.  It doesn’t make sense to marry such a base fellow as Posthumus. He is beneath the nobility and Innogen should have employed another option as suitor to carry on the legacy of the throne. In marrying Posthumus, Innogen goes against the arranging of marriages, set laws, and she is overall disobedient to her father’s wishes. Her father “expects” her to conform to his way of thinking. This is why he calls her “. . . foolish thing . . .” (1.1.153).

Figure 60: Essay Excerpt on Cymbeline, William Shakespeare

Group Activity

1) Reread the section of the literary work where the student references.

2) Reread the comment “Right/On the Right Path.”

3) In reference to the bolded text above, expand the student’s analysis. Develop the thought to its maximum potential.

Copyright 2011 Regina Y. Favors. All Rights Reserved.

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