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Pericles Characters

Bawd is the Pander’s wife. She is in charge of the occupants of the brothel and has no patience for virginal modesty. 

If one of the prostitutes has a child, she brings it up until it’s of an age to join the trade. She is impressed by Marina’s possibilities, though she thinks her an impossible goody-two-shoes. An excellent businesswoman, she has a good sense of marketing as well as connections, particularly her trading with the governor, Lysimachus. Marina’s converting the latter is the last straw for her, and she orders Boult to rape the girl and get things over with. She finally agrees to hire out Marina as a teacher and singer rather than as a prostitute, and that way finally begins to make some profit on her investment.

 

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