The Comedy of Errors Characters

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Aemilia:

Aemilia is the abbess in charge of a priory, a convent for nuns, in the city of Ephesus. As we learn, somewhat surprisingly, at the end of the play, she is also the wife of Egeon and the mother of Antipholus of Ephesus and Antipholus of Syracuse. In the shipwreck that separated her from Egeon, she had tied herself, one of her twin sons, and one of the twin servants to a spare mast from the sunken ship. Egeon had done likewise, tying himself, the other twin son, and remaining twin servant to another mast. According to Egeon's account at the beginning of the play, she and her burdens were lighter and were born more quickly by the wind than his own group, and Egeon believed they had been rescued by fishermen from Corinth. But, in the last scene of the play, Aemilia reveals that...

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