Parolles

Definition

Theater

  • A character in Shakespeare's All's Well that Ends Well. He is a cowardly braggart who pretends to knowledge that he doesn't have and to fine sentiments he never feels. Fittingly, his name means 'words'. After hisexposure and disgrace he comforts himself with the famous line:
    Simply the thing I am
    Shall make me live.
    (IV, iv)
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