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Pericles, Prince of Tyre Act 1, Scene 2

By William Shakespeare

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Act 1, Scene 2

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  • Cut to the city of Tyre, where Pericles has made it back home safe and sound... for now.
  • Pericles is a nervous wreck. He tells us in a soliloquy that he knows Antiochus will stop at nothing to have him murdered in order to keep his secret, even if that means waging war against the innocent people of Tyre.
  • A lord named Helicanus shows up and wants to know why Pericles is so bummed out.
  • Pericles spills his guts, admitting that he's worried about his peeps and doesn't want to see them suffer.
  • Helicanus advises Pericles to flee the city so Antiochus can't start a big ugly war against the innocent people ofTyre.
  • Our boy Pericles packs his bags and puts Helicanus in charge of running things while he's away.

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