The Jailers imprison Posthumus, who was found in a Roman uniform after the battle and condemned for opposing the British. The First Jailer has a philosophical discussion with Posthumus about death being an escape from the pain of the world. He marvels at the repentant Posthumus’ willingness to die, wishing that the world were a peaceful place, even though that would put him out of a job.
Jailers Character Timeline in Cymbeline
The timeline below shows where the character Jailers appears in Cymbeline. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Act 5, Scene 3
Act 5, Scene 4