Cymbeline Characters

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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.

Attendants

These attendants appear in several scenes without speaking. They attend Cymbeline and the queen at Cymbeline's palace.

British Captains

These British captains apprehend Posthumus after the battle. Posthumus has changed into the uniform of a Roman soldier. They turn Posthumus over to Cymbeline, who has two jailers take him away.

Cadwall

See Arviragus

Cornelius

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