Tales from Shakespeare - Study Guide The Comedy of Errors and Measure For Measure Summary & Analysis

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n "The Comedy of Errors," the states of Syracuse and Ephesus are at war. Any merchant from Syracuse seen in Ephesus is put to death, according to the law, unless he can pay a thousand marks. Aegeon from Syracuse is discovered in Ephesus and brought before the duke. Having no money, he asks if he may tell his life history before being put to death. When he was young and in Epidamnum on business, he sent for his wife, who gave birth to identical twin boys soon after arriving. In the same inn, a poor woman also gave birth to identical twin boys. Aegeon bought the boys as slaves to his sons. On their voyage home there was a terrible storm and the ship was torn in two. Aegeon saw his wife with...

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