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Antipholus of Syracuse, who is now called Antipholus of S. leaves the merchant and gives his servant a 1,000 marks to take to their house for safe- keeping. Antipholus of S. talks about ?losing him self? many times during this act. Dromio of E. invites Antipholus of S. over for dinner because he thought that he was Antipholus of E and for ?the clock hath strucken twelve? and ?your worship?s wife? has been kept waiting. Antipholus beats up the fake Dromio, which is Dromio of E. and as he runs off Antipholus realizes that he has been cheated out of 1,000 marks. Act 2- Scene 1 Antipholus of E and her sister argue over the right conduct in marriage. Dromio interrupts their conversation because he is complaining that he and his master are fighting over the demand of the ?nonexistent?

thousand marks. Dromio reads his servant report, which leads him and Adriana to get into an argument. Act 2- Scene 2 When Antipholus of S. sees Dromio of S. he beats him for no reason. Adriana and Luciana enter thinking that the Syracusan Antipholus is the Ephesian. Adriana gives along speech about her ?husband?, and Antipholus of S. explains that he has only been in Ephesus for two hours and does not know who Adriana is. At the end of the scene the two masters go to dinner with Luciana. Act 3- Scene 1 Antipholus of Ephesus, together with his servant, a goldsmith and the merchant try to get into his house, but are denied. Act 3 Scene 2 Luciana tells Antipholus of S. to be kind to his ?wife? even if he doesn?t want to. He then tells Luciana that he is in love with Adriana. Dromio

of S. comes in and tells Antipholus of S. that he is also having female problems. Master and servant believe that witchcraft is involved. Angelo the goldsmith delivers a gold chain to Antipholus of S., in which he refuses to pay for, and says, ?they can settle later?. Act 4- Scene 1 A merchant who wants to go on a business trip asks Angelo to pay a debt he owes, but he can?t because Antipholus owes him the money for the gold chain. Antipholus of E. was the one who had ordered the chain, but Antipholus of S. was the one who took the chain. Angelo and Antipholus of E. are both arrested. Dromio of S books a trip for him and Antipholus of E; this makes the characters even more suspicious of Dromio of S. Act 4- Scene 2 Luciana tells Adriana that Antipholus has been acting strange

toward her. Adriana talks really bad about him, but admits that she really cares about him. Dromio of S. begs Adriana for bail money for his master and she gives it to him. Act 4- Scene 3 Antipholus of S. talks about all the crazy things that have happened so far in the day. Dromio of S. comes in with the bail money for his master. Antipholus of S. does not understand what is going on because he does not even know that he is supposed to be in jail. The reason for that in that Antipholus of E. was arrested for his crime. A courtesan arrives asking for a gold chain in exchange for a ring in which she claims to have given Antipholus. The courtesan concludes that he must be mad and decides to tell his wife that he had stolen it by force. Act 4- Scene 4 Antipholus of E. is told by

Dromio of E that he had fetched a flogging rope and is whipped with it by Antipholus. He is whipped with it because he has no memory of being asked to fetch five hundred ducats bail money. Doctor Pinch orders Antipholus of E. and Luciana to be treated for insanity. Act 5-Scene 1 As Angelo the goldsmith and another merchant talks about how Antipholus of S. has the gold chain he walks in. The two merchants describe him as a ?villain?. Angelo wants to fight Antipholus in a sword fight to secure his honor. Meanwhile Egeon is going to be headed. Adriana is saying to let her insane husband be free, and he is let go. He says that ?Egeon is a senile and sorrow crazed old man?. Criticisms Three sources of criticisms of the play Comedy of Errors are: A Companion to Shakespeare Studies A

New Companion to Shakespeare Studies William Shakespeare Comedies and Romances Each book gave a negative criticism of the play; and I agree with them. The first book said that the play seemed experimental and needed work. The second book said that it was derivative and rather limited in range. The final source said that the play was long and confusing which made many people restless and they left. Conclusion The play ?Comedy of Errors? was by far something to enjoy. The play was so confusing and was not one bit funny. The more the story went on, the more confusing it got. Notes on the play even said that the story was very confusing and did not make very much sense. The plot of the play was a stupid one to begin with. There is not really much to conclude about the play other than