In ancient and early modern tragedies, the male protagonist is often accompanied by a secondary female character who threatens his masculinity, and serves to complicate the construction and maintenance of his masculine political identity. Read and analyze Coriolanus’s relationship to his mother Volumnia in relation to this model. Clarify and defend your insights using direct quotations from the text. The content of the argument, the style of composition, and the use of standard grammar and spelling will be taken into account in the grading of this paper. Please use one inch margins and a reasonably sized font (10- or 12- point). Pages should be numbered and the paper should be titled.