All's Well That Ends Well | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by Gerard J. Gross

This literature criticism consists of approximately 31 pages of analysis & critique of All's Well That Ends Well.
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Critical Essay by Gerard J. Gross

SOURCE: "The Conclusion to All's Well That Ends Weir in Studies in English Literature 1500-1900, Vol. 23, No. 2, Spring, 1983, pp. 257-76.

In the following essay, Gross analyzes the ending of All's Well That Ends Well, and addresses the debate abut whether the audience should receive the convention of a "happy ending" with regard to this play.

The web of our life is a mingled yarn, good and ill together: Our virtues would be proud if our faults whipt them not, and our crimes would despair, if they were not cherish'd by our virtues.

First Lord

The title of All's Well That Ends Well, a title which epitomizes comic or romantic endings, invites us to pay special attention to the ending of this play, to examine it against the norm...

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