Coriolanus – critics

O.J. Campbell – C’s weakness before his mother This repeated quailing before his moher deprives Coriolanus of the dignity every tragic hero must posses
O.J. Campbell – arrogance his arrogant atitude
Tom Hiddleston – his hardness He’s so hard he seems imprenetrable
Harold Bloom – lacking in character He has a lack of interior life
Reuben A. Brower – rewards for actions Coriolanus’ rewards for his deeds, lies in the pure doing of them
David Benedict – tragic arrogance His arrogance becomes … properly tragic
Michael Billington – Hiddleston’s interpretation Hiddleston’s Coriolanus … conveys the hero’s complexity
Michael Billington – victim He is also a victim of idolisation by his militaristic mother
Tom Hiddleston – no fear He lives at the pitch of extremity that many of us would fear to live at. He has no fear of death … and extraordinary physical courage
William Farnham – internal struggle The struggle within him is between his desire for revenge against Rome and his respect for Volumnia as the honour’d mould
David Benedict – determined He has brutally defiant self determination
Wilders Values consistency
Michael Billington – on Hiddleston’s interpretation Hiddleston gives us a man ultimately destroyed by his own headlong nature
Tom Hiddleston – no human feelings He has denied himself the most human feeling
O.J. Campbell – infantile to V His attitude to her remains completely infantile and undignified … not that of the tragic hero
A.P. Rossiter – constant He himself remains an absolute constant
Nazi Germany Positive interpretation of Coriolanus – a true hero trying to head a misguided people
Britain 1935 Negative interpretation of Coriolanus – a corrupt dictator