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Free Will vs. Fate in The Winter's Tale

Summary: A comparison of Leontes and Perdita
The Winter's Tale

The Winter's Tale is one of jealousy, betrayal and redemption. While this story involves many characters and opens questions of the flaws in human nature and the power of forgiveness, there are two main characters of particular anomaly. The actions of Leontes and Perdita in this play are unique unto themselves. As King, Leontes' every decision weighs heavily upon the court and his country. As we have seen in several other plays by Shakespeare, when the King is in distress, Nature herself is disrupted. The cosmic connection between Leontes and Nature allows for the supernatural forces that are seen late in the play. He has the opportunity to use these forces to accomplish great things. Instead he chooses to let his own human nature interfere with the order of the Universe. Perdita, as descendent of Leontes, is also connected...

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