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Quote #10

I thought of her,
Even in these looks I made. (5.1.22)

Sixteen years later, Leontes finally recognizes his daughter. With some sadness, he notes that when he looks at a grown up Perdita, he sees a picture of his wife in his daughter’s face and it transports him to the time when his wife was young and still very much alive. (He doesn’t yet know Hermione is alive.) This suggests that, although parents grow old and eventually die, a part of them always lives on their children.

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