Salome Characters

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A Cappadocian

The Cappadocian briefly discusses the gods with other minor characters at the beginning of the play.

Herod Antipas

Herod Antipas is the Tetrarch of Judaea. He is the husband of Herodias and the stepfather of Salome. He is a powerful man, able to decide which of his subjects will live and which will die. He displays a complicated mix of emotions cruelty, compassion, fear, and guilt. When the Young Syrian dies, Herod tells Herodias that the Syrian was the son of a king, and that Herod himself drove the Syrian's father from his kingdom and made his queen a slave. Yet, seemingly because of his feelings of guilt, Herod says he considered the Young Syrian a "guest" and made him a captain. Similarly, Herod took his queen Herodias from his own brother; thus Herod's marriage is incestuous. Herod expresses guilt over this, but as with his other...

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