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All's Well That Ends Well Characters

Bertram, Count of Roussillion

Bertram is a young lord of France, recently become Count of Roussillon by his father’s death. 

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Lafew

Lafew is an old bearded lord at the court of France who is sent to fetch Bertram when the latter’s father dies and he enters his wardship. 

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Parolles

Parolles is a loud-mouthed, dirty-minded braggart of a soldier, extremely overdressed, and able to convince the unwary that he is an extraordinary soldier, though he is in fact a great coward. 

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Countess's Page

A Page, servant to the Countess of Roussillion, is sent to find Parolles and call him to join Lafew and Bertram as they leave for court.

Gentleman

Gentleman Astringer is a Frenchman following the court. He agrees to present a petition to the King, though uncertain of whether he should have done.

Countess of Roussillion

The Countess of Roussillion is the widow of the recently-deceased Count. Soon after her widowing, she loses her son Bertram when he is taken into wardship by the crown. 

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Helena

Helena is the orphaned daughter of the greatest doctor of the age, Gerard de Narbon, who left her many of his recipes for cures and much of his skill. 

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An Old Widow of Florence

An Old Widow runs a resting point for pilgrims on their road to Compostella. 

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Mariana

Mariana is a friend of the Widow and her daughter Diana, and is full of warnings against the wiles of young men. She has no taste for Parolles. 

First French Lord Dumaine

First French Lord (Captain Dumaine) in the Florentine service is a war-happy young man who thinks it a great pity that Bertram will not be able to follow himself and other lords to battle. 

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Second French Lord Dumaine

Second French Lord (the other Captain Dumaine) in the Florentine service is the brother of the First. 

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First French Lord

The First French Lord is in the lineup of possible husbands for Helena, and is quite willing to marry her.

Second French Lord

The Second French Lord is in the lineup of possible husbands for Helena. He is intimidating, though courteous.

Third French Lord

The Third French Lord (mute) is in the lineup of possible husbands for Helena.

Fourth French Lord

The Fourth French Lord is in the lineup of possible husbands for Helena. He scoffs at the thought that he is too young to marry.

First Soldier as Interpreter

The First Soldier as Interpreter is a French soldier who begs to be allowed to play the part of interpreter during the abduction of Parolles. 

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Second Soldier

The Second Soldier is part of the ambush that abducts Parolles, and is sent to let Bertram and the First French Lord Dumaine know that he has been caught and is ready to speak.

Messenger

The Messenger works for Bertram, and reports on how the latter has parted from the Duke of Florence.

 
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