This scene is based loosely off of King John II of Cyprus who had an illegitimate child named James. In this scene, King John meets a soldier who is said to be the most heroic in all the land. It was rumoured that this soldier (James) looked and behaved like King John. James is unaware of the circumstances. He is invited to a feast at the castle where King John, upon seeing his son becomes very nervous. He sees a resemblance so strong that he becomes convinced that this is his son— Carlos and Orsino (the villains of this story) also know that James is indeed the son of the king. They do not want James to become the heir to the throne in hopes that King John’s legitimate daughter Charlotte (not in this scene) will become Queen and grant them each a great fortune.
I could not properly format it on here so I included pictures of my word document with references to each play colour coded and the Act, Scene and Line Numbers of each line used in the shuffle.
(Fathima) Sadiya Nazir (10138034)