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William Shakespeare

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Simonides, Act II, Scene II pinion’s but a fool that makes us scanThe outward habit by the inward man. Sources: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Shakespeare, Co-Author by Brian Vickers, Will in the World: How Shakespeare BecameShakespeare by Stephen Greenblatt Copyright © 2018 Course Hero, Inc. Feast & Famine Feasts can be a trap, while famine can drive people to evil deeds. Deceptive Appearances Marina’s goodness shines even in an evil place. Fathers & Daughters In the play, father-daughter pairs can be good or evil. Themes Marina Pericles and Thaisa's daughter; separated from her family; suffers terrible dangers but remains good Thaisa Princess who marries Pericles; almost dies in childbirth and is separated from her family for many years Pericles Noble prince; travels the world and suffers much but is still a good man Main Characters Arguably the world’s most famous playwright, in his later career Shakespeare sometimes cowrote plays with other people. Pericles is probably one of those plays, although experts aren’t entirely sure who his collaborator was. Pericles shares characteristics with other late Shakespeare plays like The Winter’s Tale. WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE1564–1616 Author Because all of them have been good and true, the family gets to reunite. Back Together Years after Pericles loses his wife, he loses his daughter as well. Tragic Losses An evil king sends a killer after him, but Pericles finds true love elsewhere. Search for a Wife When Prince Pericles travels to find a wife, he finds a beautiful but evil woman from whom he must flee. He then finds and marries a good woman but is separated from her—apparently forever. Years later, his daughter disappears, too, but the family is reunited after great trials. A Good ManNavigates aWicked World OVERVIEW English Original Language c. 1606-08 Years Written William Shakespeare Author Pericles Drama Play

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