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Tear Jerker / Cymbeline

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  • Imogen's utter devastation when she finds out from Pisanio that her beloved husband Posthumus has ordered him to kill her, and that Posthumus' supposedly loving letter to her was intended to lure her to her death. Her reaction is to tell Pisanio to carry out the order.
    Pisanio: What shall I need to draw my sword? The paper hath cut her throat already.
  • Posthumus, already a Death Seeker, breaks down completely upon hearing Iachimo confess his villainy in deceiving Posthumus into thinking Imogen unfaithful.