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All's Well That Ends Well

All's Well That Ends Well

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I have yielded:Instruct my daughter how she shall persevere,That time and place with this deceit so lawfulMay prove coherent. Every night he comesWith musics of all sorts and songs composedTo her unworthiness: it nothing steads usTo chide him from our eaves; for he persistsAs if his life lay on't. (3.7.4)


Is it just us or does the widow exploit her daughter, Diana? By taking money from Helen and agreeing to let Diana take part in the bed trick, the widow acts more like the mistress of a brothel than a regular old innkeeper. Dang. Why are both moms in this play such schemers? Does Shakespeare have something against mothers or something?

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