Shakespeare’s All’s good That Ends Well is the tale of its heroine, Helen, extra so than the tale of Bertram, for whose love she yearns. Helen wins Bertram as her husband regardless of his loss of curiosity and better social status, yet she unearths little happiness within the victory as he shuns, deserts, and makes an attempt to betray her.
The play indicates a few sympathy for Bertram. As a ward to the French king, he needs to stay at court docket whereas his associates burst off to conflict and glory. while Helen remedies the King, he makes Bertram to be had to her. To exert any keep an eye on over his existence, Bertram is going to struggle in Italy.
Helen then takes the initiative in furthering their marriage, project an laborious trip and a bold trick. Few this day, even if, see a fairy-tale ending.
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