| Quote #7
[...] therefore your oaths
When Bertram tries to seduce Diana with empty promises, she sees right through him. (Once Bertram thinks he's slept with Diana, he drops her and even lies about it later.) Still, does this mean Bertram deserves to be played by Helen and Diana when the women pull off a bed trick? You decide.
| Quote #8
When midnight comes, knock at my chamber-window:
With Diana's help, Helen is able to pull off a bed trick, where one sexual partner is secretly substituted for another. This plot device was pretty common back in Shakespeare's day. Do we see anything like this in modern literature?
| Quote #9
Finally, Bertram sees Paroles for what he really is: a fraud, a liar, and a back-stabbing coward.