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The Comedy of Errors There are several themes that Shakespeare uses which are only loosely related to the actual comedy. The conflicts between bondage and liberty, law and sympathy, death and rebirth all form a very serious undertone within the play. There is also the serious effect of time. Shakespeare requires that all the action culminate at five o'clock, with that being the time of Egeon's execution, Antipholus of Syracuse's meeting with the merchant, and …

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…to fall in love and get married; the actual feelings of the two characters seems irrelevant at the end, but I don't understand how you can love someone at one point and then realize you don't the next, even if it is a conspired match making game. It seems that Shakespeare allows the audience to make their own decisions about some characters while others have a def! inite title i.e. Don John. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ **Bibliography**