© 2015 Shmoop University, Inc. All rights reserved.
All's Well That Ends Well

All's Well That Ends Well

  

by William Shakespeare

 Table of Contents

All's Well That Ends Well Death Quotes

How we cite our quotes: (Act.Scene.Line)

Quote #10

KING
Is there no exorcist
Beguiles the truer office of mine eyes?
Is 't real that I see?
HELEN
No, my good lord,
'Tis but the shadow of a wife you see,
The name and not the thing. (5.3.346-351)

Here, Helen just can't resist making a joke about being the "shadow [ghost] of a wife." Shakespeare seems to be making a joke about Helen coming back to haunt her cheating husband.

People who Shmooped this also Shmooped...

Advertisement
Advertisement