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Pericles, Prince of Tyre Act 3, Scene 4

By William Shakespeare

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Act 3, Scene 4

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  • Back in Ephesus, our favorite doctor, Cerimon, has been taking care of Thaisa.
  • Cerimon shows Thaisa the letter and the jewels he found in her coffin, and she verifies her hubby'shandwriting.
  • Thaisa says she remembers going into labor on the ship, but she doesn't know if she delivered the baby.
  • In any case, she assumes she'll never see Pericles again and decides to become a nun.
  • Cerimon tells her she should go live in Diana's temple for the rest of her life.
  • (And, yeah, we know that nuns are Catholic and Diana is an ancient Roman goddess, but whatever, they all havesomething in common: they don't hook up with men. Ever.)

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