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Which Shakespeare character says, "Simply the thing I am shall make me live"?

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Parolles from 'All's Well That Ends Well'

Apr 18 2000, 9:19 PM
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Yet when all have been unmasked, Parolles is still unrepentant: “Simply the thing I am/ Shall make me live” (IV, iii, 333–334). In his steadfastness to his own bluster, trickery, and general unscrupulousness, Parolles emerges with minor dignity, a quality that the perpetually slimy Bertram never achieves.


Jan 27 2008, 1:58 PM
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