“ Society is no comfort to one not sociable. ”
William Shakespeare, Cymbeline (1623). copy citation
|Topic||comfort society sociability|
|Reference||Cymbeline, King of Britain, Act IV, Scene 2|
|Note||Written between 1609 and 1611 Imogen line|
Meaning and analysis
Kwize Master Imogen travels pretending to be a boy. As her health deteriorates, Belarius suggests that she may rest in their cave while they go hunting, but Arvirargus offers to stay with her as a gesture of support. Imogen answers that having company is not a comfort when you are not in the mood to appreciate it.