| Quote #4
We'll make you some sport with the fox ere we case
The first lord Dumaine uses the language of fox hunting to describe the prank he and the other men are about to play on Paroles: he suggests that Paroles is like a fox who's been "smoked" out of his hole. This casts Paroles in the role of victim or prey; the French lords see this trick as an elaborate game or some kind of sport.
| Quote #5
You see it lawful, then: it is no more,
In many Shakespearean comedies (like Twelfth Night, The Merchant of Venice, and As You Like It), female characters wear elaborate disguises and/or cross-dress as young men. In All's Well, things are slightly different. Helen's big disguise occurs during the bed trick, when she pretends to be another woman in order to consummate her marriage with her own husband. Way to switch it up, Shakespeare.
| Quote #6
No more o' that;
When Diana points out that Bertram is a married man, he insists that he loves her and promises to be faithful forever. Of course, by the end of the play, Bertram completely denies his relationship with Diana and accuses her of being a common prostitute. If Bertram is willing to lie, cheat, beg, borrow, and steal to get what he wants, is he any different than Paroles?