History Theatre / AllsWellThatEndsWell

25th Apr '16 7:59:44 PM Adept
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* AllIsWellThatEndsWell: Bertram spends most of the play hating and avoiding Helena, but they get together in the end without any apparent remaining hard feelings.
18th Nov '15 12:56:48 AM PaulA
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* AllIsWellThatEndsWell



* AllIsWellThatEndsWell: TropeNamer

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* AllIsWellThatEndsWell: TropeNamerBertram spends most of the play hating and avoiding Helena, but they get together in the end without any apparent remaining hard feelings.
30th Nov '14 6:57:40 AM tyouker
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29th Oct '14 5:20:05 PM Goldfritha
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* MandatoryMotherhood: Parolles argues for this, as virginity is waste; it would just be lost in death, whereas a woman who loses her virginity can produce ten more virgins.
27th Apr '14 8:45:42 PM Hodor
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* ArrangedMarriage: Unusual male version. He doesn't take it well.

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* ArrangedMarriage: Unusual [[RareMaleExample Unusual]] male version. He doesn't take it well.


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* CoolOldLady: The Countess. She loves Helena like a daughter and despite the difference in their social classes, is favorable toward the idea of Helena marrying Bertram. She also has a well-developed sense of humor, shown in her interactions with Helena and the courtiers, her SnarkToSnarkCombat with Lavache, and her amused disappointment at Bertram's behavior.


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* HorribleJudgeOfCharacter: Bertram is definitely one. He is completely trusting of Parolles and considers him a valuable friend, whereas everyone else in the play immediately knows that Parolles is a two-faced scoundrel. Conversely, Bertram scorns Helena, whereas everyone else who meets her sings her praises.


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* TheJester: Lavache fills this role for the Countess. Due to being a favorite of her late husband and because of his role, he's able to [[ServileSnarker say anything he wants to his betters and get away with it]].
27th Apr '14 7:36:53 PM Hodor
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* BedTrick

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* BedTrickBedTrick: Helena substitutes herself for Diana when Bertram shows up for his assignation with Diana.



* DirtyCoward: The play's subplot consists of Bertram's soldiers trying to expose Parolles as this.
* EngagementChallenge: Well, they're already married, but it still counts.

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* DirtyCoward: The play's subplot consists of Bertram's soldiers trying to expose Parolles as this.
this. They succeed by setting up a situation where they make him think he's been captured by the enemy, and Parolles proceeds to slander his fellow soldiers and provide information (voluminous information at that) on troop composition and movements
* DoesNotLikeMen: Diana has a fairly low opinion of men, due to the frequent warnings she has received of how men manipulate women into giving up their virginity, and then abandon them, and it doesn't help that Bertram follows to the letter every trick Diana's mother warned her of.
* EngagementChallenge: Well, they're already married, but it still counts.Helena invokes a rare gender inverted traditional example wherein she persuades the King to let her attempt to cure him, indicating she will give her life if she fails. In exchange, she asks for the hand of any nobleman she chooses. Additionally, Bertram's letter sets (what he believes to be) impossible conditions under which he will acknowledge Helena as his wife, and she sets out to fulfill them.



* NamesTheSame: Creator/JaneAusten's ''Literature/MansfieldPark'' has a family named Bertram... and a rather similar plot, come to think of it...


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* RewardedAsATraitorDeserves: Invoked. When Parolles believes himself to be captured by the enemy, he shamelessly sells out his fellow soldiers to save his life. After this happens, he is told by the "translator" for his "captors" him they are going to execute him anyway, because someone who would sell out his allies like that can't be trusted.
* RunawayBride: Bertram is a RareMaleExample of a ''groom'' running away from an ArrangedMarriage, a counterpoint to Helena being a RareFemaleExample of the peasant winning an EngagementChallenge.
* SandInMyEyes: At the end of the play, Lafeu cries with joy and proclaims "Mine eyes smell [[OnionTears onions]]; I shall weep anon."
4th Jan '14 6:25:04 AM LongLiveHumour
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* NamesTheSame: JaneAusten's ''MansfieldPark'' has a family named Bertram... and a rather similar plot, come to think of it...

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* NamesTheSame: JaneAusten's ''MansfieldPark'' Creator/JaneAusten's ''Literature/MansfieldPark'' has a family named Bertram... and a rather similar plot, come to think of it...
31st Dec '13 6:37:10 AM Charsi
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* CueTheFlyingPigs: Bertram's rejection/challenge.
3rd Oct '13 8:56:52 AM davethered
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She chooses Bertram as her husband, but adds that he doesn't have the marry her if he doesn't want. The king will have none of it, and orders that Bertram marry his rescuer. Furious about the match, Bertram escapes to Italy shortly after the wedding, along with his cowardly friend Parolles. Bertram sends a taunting letter to Helena, declaring that he will not have her as a wife unless she meets two requirements: She must get hold of his family ring, and she must become pregnant with his child. Since he never plans on returning to France, he brags that neither will ever take place.

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She chooses Bertram as her husband, but adds that he doesn't have the to marry her if he doesn't want. The king will have none of it, and orders that Bertram marry his rescuer. Furious about the match, Bertram escapes to Italy shortly after the wedding, along with his cowardly friend Parolles. Bertram sends a taunting letter to Helena, declaring that he will not have her as a wife unless she meets two requirements: She must get hold of his family ring, and she must become pregnant with his child. Since he never plans on returning to France, he brags that neither will ever take place.
25th Apr '13 9:25:06 AM Lale
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-->"All is well ended, if this suit be won."

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-->"All ->"''All is well ended, if this suit be won."''"
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