Comedy of Errors, Adrianna/ marriage Essay

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Marriage: What Can you Posses?

     Within the very beginning of the story we see that the characters are placed into a society of which there is seemingly very little value in a persons humanity and kindness, but rather the society into which we first enter is seen as almost materialistic, and even though Egeon, has lost a wife and son, the Duke of Ephesus is only concerned with the money from which he can extract from Egeon. We see here that in order for Egeon to keep his marriage alive he has to pay for his life and so we begin to see the trend of what one can posses in a marriage, instead of love and respect.
     We see this act of possessions come through most clearly in the
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     Another incident that is relevant to the city of Ephesus, but more to the point, the sets of twins, and their belief that wealth will bring them everything and fix all their problems, is when we see the slaves and their masters with the exchange of the coins and the way in which they beat their slaves because they do not have the money that was expected, because it is the wrong twin talking to the other master with the money. Unfortunately neither person realizes this and Dromio gets beaten by his master unnecessarily.
      Later on the wrong brother is upstairs eating dinner, with Adriana, who is not his wife and Antipholus of Ephesus returns from the marketplace, accompanied by Dromio of Ephesus, Angelo, the goldsmith, and Balthasar, the merchant. When Antipholus of Ephesus knocks at the gate, however, Dromio of Syracuse refuses to let him in. Antipholus pounds and shouts furiously, bringing Luce, his maid to the door, and then Adriana. However, both Adriana and Luce believe that Antipholus is already inside, and they refuse to admit the madman they believe to be knocking on the door. In a rage, Antipholus is about to break down the door when Balthasar
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