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Discuss Shakespeare Presents Love, Friendship and Honesty in Act 5 Scene 2 in the Play.

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Discuss Shakespeare Presents Love, Friendship and Honesty in Act 5 Scene 2 in the Play. You Should Consider the Responses to the Gifts and the Love Poetry, the Relationships when Love and Friendship are Put Under Pressure, the Comparison of Love and Learning and the Last Scene as an Ending to the Play. In Shakespeare's play, Loves Labours Lost, he presents love, friendship and honesty in Act 5 Scene 2. He does this in many ways including the responses to the gifts and the love poetry, the relationships when love and friendship are put under pressure, the comparison of love and learning and the last scene as an ending to the play. Act 5 Scene 2 starts off by the Princess and her ladies receiving the gifts and the love poetry from the King and his followers. The Princess receives a piece of love poetry and diamonds, probably and pendant, from the King, Rosaline receives a letter resembling a picture of her from Biron, Katherine receives a pair of gloves and a letter from Dumaine and Maria receives some pearls and a letter from Longueville. The Princess and her ladies mock the King and his follower's efforts and this is shown by words like 'The Princess is scathing ...read more.

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This is shown when the King says '(Aside to his lords) We were descried. They'll mock us now downright' to which Dumaine replies '(Aside to the King) Let us confess and turn it to a jest.' This shows that the King and his followers are worried about the Princess and her ladies mocking them about dressing up as Muscovites. The other time when love and friendship is put under pressure in Act 5 Scene 2 is when the Princess and her ladies reveal that they had swapped 'favours' and the King and his followers realise that they have been tricked by the ladies which also shows the presentation of honesty as well. Love and friendship between the King and his followers and the Princess and her ladies is strained and put under pressure also with the conversation between the King, Biron and the Princess. The King says 'My faith and this the Princess I did give, I knew this by the jewel on her sleeve,' to which the Princess replies ' Pardon me, sir this jewel did she wear. And Lord Biron, I thank him, is my dear, what will you have me or your pearl again?' ...read more.

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This is done by Shakespeare showing the Kings relationship and friendship with his followers and the Princesses with her ladies. The themes presented through the relationships when love and friendship are put under pressure are love, friendship and honesty. This is shown by both the Princess and her ladies and the King and his followers admitting their disguises and trying to trick each other. The comparison of love and learning in the play presents the themes of love and friendship. Shakespeare does this by showing the King and his followers boredom of studying and abiding by the strict set of rules compared to the fun they have when they are in love. The themes presented by Shakespeare through the last scene as an ending to the play are the themes of love, friendship and honesty. Love is presented throughout the scene, friendship is shown by the friendships the King has with his followers and that of the Princesses and her ladies and honesty is shown by both the men and the women admitting their disguises. I think that William Shakespeare has wrote a good and exciting play and presents the themes of love, friendship and honesty not only through Act 5 Scene 2 but throughout the whole play as well. Richard Parker 11T English RRF ...read more.

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