Act V, Scene II-Detailed Summary of Winter's Tales: "Winter's Tales" by William Shakespeare



Scene II



In the palace of Sicilia, the two kings meet in the most emotional manner. The shepherd and the clown reveal the true identity of Perdita. She is recognized as the daughter of the king of Sicilia. Now, Paulina shows the statue of Hermione to them all. Leontes wonders why there are wrinkles on her face. Hermione comes down the stage and hangs about the neck of her husband. Paulina discloses that Hermione was not dead. She was concealed till her daughter was found. The king, though amazed, decides to give equal prize to Paulina; he gives her hand to Camillo for marriage.




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