Posthumus is the husband of Imogen. His marriage to her displeases Cymbeline, and he is banished from England. He goes to Italy to stay at the home of Philario, a friend of Posthumus's deceased father. While there, he enters into an ill-advised wager with Jachimo, who thinks that he can seduce Imogen despite Posthumus's great confidence in her unfailing virtue. When Jachimo presents him with false proof that he has accomplished what he set out to do, Posthumus rails against Imogen and denounces all women, attributing to them every kind of vice and weakness. He writes Pisanio two letters,...
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