The Winter’s Tale
The Winter’s Tale Symbolism, Imagery & Allegory
Sometimes, there’s more to Lit than meets the eye.
Polixenes’s description of his childhood friendship with Leontes is probably the most famous example of imagery in The Winter’s Tale. According to Polixenes, when they played together a...
If you’re like us, you were probably completely blown away when that bear ran out and chased Antigonus across the stage before devouring the poor guy (3.3). Yep, that’s pretty random al...
WinterWe discuss this in “Setting,” but it’s worth mentioning here as well. The first half of The Winter’s Tale is set in King Leontes’s Sicilian court during the cold...
At the beginning of Act 4, Time, a winged figure with an hourglass, appears on stage. Time is an allegory. (An allegory is a kind of extended metaphor that’s weaved throughout a poem or play...
The statue of Hermione is one of the most controversial issues in the play. By the time Paulina invites everyone to see Hermione’s life-like statue in the play’s final act, Hermione has...
We thought you might look here for a discussion of Perdita’s flowers. We talk about this in “Quotes” for the theme of “Art and Culture” so be sure to check it out.
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