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Pirates in Pericles, Prince of Tyre

By William Shakespeare

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These are the thugs who come out of nowhere, kidnap Marina, and sell her into prostitution. Shakespeare's not at all interested in developing them as characters. The pirates seem to exist as a reminder that the world is a dangerous place, and that life can be totally random.

Like, totally random.

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