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All's Well That Ends Well | Study Guide

William Shakespeare

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First Lord, Act IV, Scene III he web of our life is of a mingled yarn, good and ill together. Sources: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Shakespeare Online Copyright © 2018 Course Hero, Inc. True Nobility Found Within Helen has no title but is admired for her character. End Justifies Means Helen’s schemes are justified because they lead to a happy ending. Determination Key to Success Despite impossible challenges, Helen achieves her heart’s desire. Themes Wise, beloved ruler; uses his power to help Helen find happiness King of France Bertram’s companion; a terrible influence; lies, cheats, boasts, and flatters Parolles Clever, good-natured orphan; admired by everyone—except her new husband, Bertram Helen Young, immature, self-absorbed count; disdains Helen’s love and tricks Diana Bertram Main Characters Shakespeare’s genius was well established in both comedy and tragedy by the time he wrote All’s Well That Ends Well. But in this play he surprised his audience by upending typicalromantic gender roles,overturning social class conventions, and imbuing a comedy with a strong dose of cynical reality. WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE1564–1616 Author Helen is in love with Bertram, the young Count of Rossillion. Bertram, however, has no intention of marrying so far beneath him—so he devises two seemingly impossible tasks Helen must complete before he will accept her. Will the clever and resourceful Helen meet his challenges? A Tender Trap OVERVIEW The resourceful Helen meets both of Bertram’s impossible demands. Tricks & Schemes Bertram will not accept Helen until she wears his ring and bears his child. Impossible Tasks The king, cured by Helen, rewards her with Bertram’s hand in marriage. Forced Marriage English Original Language 1601–05 Years Written William Shakespeare Author All’s Well That Ends Well Comedy Play

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