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Pericles, Prince of Tyre Act 4, Scene 3

By William Shakespeare

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Act 4, Scene 3

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  • Back in Tharsus, Dionyza thinks Marina is dead and has told Cleon what she did.
  • We find out that Dionyza also poisoned Leonine so he couldn't rat her out to anyone.
  • Cleon totally freaks out about his wife being a murderer and is all, "OMG. What the heck are we going to tellPericles when he comes back to get his daughter?"
  • Dionyza is all, "We'll tell him she's dead, and there was nothing we could do to save her. End of story."
  • Now Dionyza claims she had to kill Marina because she was taking so much attention away from her biological daughter. She accuses Cleon of being a lousy dad who doesn't care about his own kid.
  • Then Dionyza informs Cleon that she's having a monument built in Marina's honor so everyone will think they'resad about her death.
  • Cleon tells Dionyza she's a monster, but he goes along with her plan anyway.

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