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Professor Rhonda Sanford ENGLISH 3573-3 Assignment 2 The Clever Ruse of All’s Well That Ends Well Shakespeare’s All’s Well That Ends Well is a successful drama because of his masterful employment of pathos within the play. The audience cannot help but to sympathize with Helena for her unfortunate suffering of unrequited and unattainable love and her position in the social strata of society. Although the play sets her character up to be stuck within her role, she is determined to change her lowly position in society and win the love of Bertram. The play is also successful in capturing the interest of the audience as the plot twists and leads to a playful switch of lovers from Diana to Helena. The effect of drama relies heavily upon the emotional effect the work draws from the audience. The character of Helena evokes a feeling of pity because of her set of circumstances. Her father dies, and she finds herself living under the care of the Countess of Rousillon who also demonstrates her own feeling of sympathy and care for Helena as if she were her own child. Aristotle’s On Rhetoric refers to three modes of persuasion that appeal to an audience. Pathos is the mode of “stirring the emotions”
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This essay was uploaded on 03/18/2009 for the course ENGL 3573 taught by Professor Rhsanford during the Spring '08 term at Colorado.

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