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 courtroom whereas his pals burst off to warfare and glory. while Helen therapies the King, he makes Bertram to be had to her. To exert any regulate over his existence, Bertram is going to warfare in Italy.
Helen then takes the initiative in furthering their marriage, venture an laborious trip and a bold trick. Few this present day, in spite of the fact that, see a fairy-tale ending.
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