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As well as being a soldier, Coriolanus is also a husband, a father and a son, and we see these domestic relationships at certain points in the play and the film.


Volumnia, Coriolanus' mother, is a powerful force in the play; for example, she says in Act V ‘Thou art my warrior, I holp to frame thee’ indicating her role in shaping her son's character.


Played by Vanessa Redgrave in the film, Volumnia has evident power over, and great pride in, her son.



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