The Winter's Tale - Act IV Summary & Analysis

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Act IV

Act IV, Scene I, opens with Time entering. Time says that he has the power to speed past the sixteen years after Leontes is seen grieving for his lost family. Time reminds the audience of Florizel, the prince of Bohemia, that Perdita has been raised as the daughter of a shepherd. Time doesn’t offer up many details except to say that Perdita has grown into a graceful young woman.

Act IV, Scene II, opens in “Bohemia, A Room in the Palace of Polixenes.” Camillo and Polixenes enter the room together. Camillo says he’s received word that Leones is sorry and wishes for Camillo to return to Sicilia. Camillo is homesick and wants to return to Sicilia. Polixenes begs him not to go, saying that Camillo has become such an integral part of Polixenes’ life that he can’t imagine life without him now...

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