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Cymbeline Characters & Character Analysis

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Characters

Apparitions

These are the ghosts of Posthumus's father, mother, and two brothers. They appear to Posthumus in a dream while he sleeps in jail, desperate to end his own life. Sicilius, Posthumus's father, died fighting bravely in battle, as did Posthumus's two brothers. Posthumus's mother died giving birth to him. The apparitions lament that Posthumus is in such a state of despair, and they implore Jupiter to reward Posthumus for his brave actions in battle and his faithfulness to Imogen. They believe that Posthumus is the victim of Cymbeline's unfair banishment of him.

Arviragus

Arviragus is the son of Cymbeline and the brother of Guiderius, and Imogen. As an infant, he was abducted by Belarius, who raised him for twenty years in the primitive wilds of Wales and renamed him Cadwal. Even though Arviragus has been raised in a cave, he demonstrates the inborn virtue one would expect in...

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