Tarsus Act 2 Analysis

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The actions of this play take place across multiple Ancient Mediterranean cities including Antioch, Tyre, Tarsus, Pentapolis, Ephesus, and Mytilene (_Shmoop_). Act One begins with Gower, a narrator, entering to address the audience about the kingdom of Antioch and stating his intentions to tell an entertaining story. Gower reveals that Antioch is home to King Antiochus who is in an incestuous relationship with his daughter. Pericles, Prince of Tyre, uncovers the truth and is forced to flee. The climax of the story occurs when Prince Pericles is informed that her wife has died attempting to give birth to their daughter. Also according to Shakespeare Online, Pericles leaves his daughter in the care of friends as he is reunited with his wife,
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