A summary of the comedy of errors a play by william shakespeare

The likeness of the Dromio twins to each other, and also between the sons of Egeon leads to a series of confusions whereby Antipholus of Syracuse dines with his sister-in- law and at the same time falls in love with her sister, Luciana.

Antipholus of Syracuse is then confronted by Angelo of Ephesus, a goldsmith, who claims that he ordered a chain from him.

When he reached eighteen years of age, Antipholus, the son reared by his father in Syracuse, grows eager to find his brother, so he and his attendant set out to find their twins.

Not hearing from them Egeon had also left home to seek news and has now arrived at Ephesus. Act V The Courtesan resolves to tell Adriana that her husband is insane. The Duke pardons Egeon.

The Syracusans deny this, and flee. The entire section is 1, words. There a merchant of the city warns them to say that they come from somewhere other than Syracuse, lest they suffer the penalty already meted out to Aegeon. Antipholus of Ephesus reconciles with Adriana; Egeon is pardoned by the Duke and reunited with his spouse; Antipholus of Syracuse resumes his romantic pursuit of Luciana, and all ends happily with the two Dromios embracing.

He decides, instead, to dine with a courtesan. Table of Contents Summary Egeon, a merchant of Syracuse, is condemned to death in Ephesus for violating the ban against travel between the two rival cities.

Her real husband, meanwhile, has broken loose and now comes to the Duke and levels charges against his wife. Learning of the ban on Syracusians, they take on local dress before going to explore the town, where, unknown to them, their twin brothers have been living after being saved from the storm by fishermen who brought them up in Corinth.

Act I, Scene i Summary: Unfortunately, on their return journey to Ephesus, Egeon recounts, their ship was broken apart by a storm, and the sailors abandoned them on the wreckage. His wife tied herself, with one son and one slave, to one of the masts, and he tied himself, the other son, and the other slave to a mast at the other end of the wreck.

Dromio of Ephesus was given no money, however, and when he professes no knowledge of the sum, Antipholus of Syracuse beats him soundly for dishonesty. That same day, Antipholus arrives in Ephesus, searching for his brother. As usual there are two couples.

Yet unknown to the father his second son is a prosperous merchant here, soon Antipholus of Syracuse joins the circus, if I may call it that as people confuse the twinsservants, and the boys from Syracuse think this is a friendly but crazy metropolis, full of witches, strange people greet them by their namestreated like close friends, given money, jewelry and women they have never seen before, call them husbands As in The Merchant of Venice, his suffering is simply shrugged off in the highly contrived comic ending.

Text and date[ edit ] The first page of the play, printed in the First Folio of The play is a modernised adaptation of Menaechmi by Plautus. Ireland is her buttocks: Antipholus of Syracuse is much surprised to be accosted by Dromio of Ephesus who is angry that his master has not returned home to his wife, Adriana, for dinner.

After completing this errand, Dromio of Syracuse mistakenly delivers the money to Antipholus of Syracuse.

Not understanding a word of what Adriana says, Antipholus of Syracuse goes to dinner in her home, where Dromio is assigned by her to guard the gate and allow no one to enter. The Ephesian twins, having escaped their bonds, arrive to claim justice and Egeon recognises them, as he thinks, the boys he brought up in Syracuse.

In his youth, Egeon married and had twin sons.

Egeon lashed himself to the main-mast with one son and one slave, and his wife took the other two infants. Never contented in Syracuse the merchant along with his wife Emilia and all the twins travel by ship for an opportunity to make more money in a foreign city.

Eventually, however, his representative in Epidamnum died, leaving the business in disarray, and Egeon was forced to travel there to set his affairs in order.

Analysis and criticism[ edit ] For centuries, scholars have found little thematic depth in The Comedy of Errors.Complete summary of William Shakespeare's The Comedy of Errors. eNotes plot summaries cover all the significant action of The Comedy of Errors.

By William Shakespeare THE COMEDY OF ERRORS The Comedy Of Errors: ACT I Volume I Book III 7 SCENE II The Mart. [Enter ANTIPHOLUS of Syracuse, DROMIO of Syracuse, and FIRST MERCHANT] FIRST MERCHANT Therefore give out you are of Epidamnum, The Comedy Of Errors Comedy.

Comedy of Errors William Shakespeare. SHARE! Home; Literature Notes; Comedy of Errors; Play Summary; Table of Contents. All Subjects. Play Summary; About Comedy of Errors; Character List; Summary and Analysis; and the play begins as we learn of Egeon's capture and his condemnation to death by Duke Solinus in the hostile city of.

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