Pericles, Prince of Tyre, arrives in Antioch to pursue the princess in marriage. He solves the riddle that King Antiochus has set for the suitors; but, the King, wanting to keep the princess, lies and says Pericles did not solve it correctly. Fearing for his life, and in disgust at discovering the incest between Antiochus and his daughter, Pericles flees.
Once he can return home, his family sails with him, but a storm separates them, so Pericles returns alone. Years later, Pericles finds his daughter and reunites with the wife he had thought was dead.
The King is protecting an incestuous relationship with his daughter by promising marriage to her for anyone who can solve a seemingly impossible riddle. If the riddle is guessed incorrectly, the suitor will die. After many men fail, the young Prince Pericles guesses the truth, which reveals the inappropriate relationship, and he flees for his life.
King Antiochus instructs his servant Thaliart to murder Pericles and Thaliart follows him back to Tyre. Few love to hear the sins they love to act. Pericles, after fleeing Tyre and having heard of their troubles, arrives with food to relieve them.
However, his ship is wrecked during storms at sea. Pericles is cast ashore, recovering to find a group of fishermen. From them, he learns of a forthcoming festival to celebrate the birthday of Thaisa, daughter of King Simonides.
During this conversation, they also tell him of a jousting contest--the champion will win the hand of Thaisa giving away one's daughter during a contest must have been very fashionable back then.
The fishermen then bring up their fishing nets to find a rusty suit of armour, which Pericles takes in order to contend for the princess. He is given a feast by Simonides, and subsequently wins the love of Thaisa. Pericles remains at court for several months after his marriage, until he hears news from Helicanus that Antiochus and his daughter are dead, meaning that he may safely return home.
Pericles sets sail with Thaisa, now pregnant with his child, in order to reclaim his throne at Tyre.
Pericles changes course to land at Tarsus. He leaves the newborn baby, named Marina, along with her nurse Lichorida, in the care of his friends, Cleon and Dionyza, before returning to Tyre.
Who makes the fairest show means the most deceit — Pericles, Prince of Tyre, Act 1 Scene 4 Early the next morning, people discover a sealed box near the seashore of Ephesus.
After some work, the princess is revived. She becomes certain that her husband and baby have drowned at sea. Without hope of finding them, Thaisa goes to live in the nearby temple of the goddess Diana.Pericles, Prince of Tyre, arrives in Antioch to pursue the princess in marriage.
He solves the riddle that King Antiochus has set for the suitors; but, the King, wanting to keep the princess, lies and says Pericles did not solve it correctly. Pericles, the young Prince (ruler) of Tyre in Phoenicia, hears the riddle, and instantly understands its meaning: Antiochus is engaged in an incestuous relationship with his daughter.
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More Buying Choices. $ (27 used & new offers) Kindle Edition. $ $ 2 Pericles, Prince of Tyre, tries his hand at the riddle. He is successful, but discovers that its answer reveals the incestuous relationship between father and daughter. Pericles doesn't reveal the truth, and Antiochus gives him forty days before his death sentence.
Pericles, Prince of Tyre Summary Pericles, Prince of Tyre leaves home to escape death only to win a jousting contest and marry a princess. Once he can return home, his family sails with him, but a storm separates them, so Pericles returns alone.
Pericles, Prince of Tyre is a Jacobean play written at least in part by William Shakespeare and included in modern editions of his collected works despite questions over its authorship, as it was not included in the First Folio.
Modern editors generally agree that Shakespeare is responsible for almost exactly half the play— lines—the main portion after scene 9 that follows the story of Pericles and Marina.