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Unformatted text preview: that she is a divine emissary: But most it is presumption in us when. The help of Heaven we count the act of men. (154-55) Some critics have observed a trace of the fairy tale formula in this section of the play, in which the young virgin "magically" cures an ailing king. This may be so, but one cannot fail to be impressed by the sheer doggedness of Shakespeare's heroine. Her effort of will commands the end of the scene, contrasting with Bertram's jellyfish compliance at its opening....
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- Fall '08