The Comedy of Errors

Angelo Character Analysis

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A goldsmith who makes a gold necklace for Antipholus of Ephesus. He mistakenly gives the necklace to Antipholus of Syracuse and then asks for payment from Antipholus of Ephesus. When this Antipholus denies having received the necklace, Angelo and the merchant (to whom Angelo owes money) have Antipholus of Ephesus arrested.

Angelo Quotes in The Comedy of Errors

The The Comedy of Errors quotes below are all either spoken by Angelo or refer to Angelo. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one:
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). Note: all page and citation info for the quotes below refers to the Simon & Schuster edition of The Comedy of Errors published in 2005.
Act 3, Scene 2 Quotes

Master Antipholus,—

Ay, that’s my name.

I know it well, sir:—lo, here is the chain.
I thought to have ta’en you at the Porpentine:
The chain unfinish’d made me stay thus long.

What is your will that I shall do with this?

What please yourself, sir: I have made it for you.

Made it for me, sir! I bespoke it not.

Related Characters: Antipholus of Syracuse (speaker), Angelo (speaker)
Related Symbols: The Gold Necklace, Bail Money, and Diamond Ring
Page Number: 3.2.182-189
Explanation and Analysis:

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Act 4, Scene 1 Quotes

I answer you! What should I answer you?

The money that you owe me for the chain.

I owe you none till I receive the chain.

You know I gave it you half an hour since.

You gave me none: you wrong me much to say so.

You wrong me more, sir, in denying it:
Consider how it stands upon my credit.

Well, officer, arrest him at my suit.

Related Characters: Antipholus of Ephesus (speaker), Angelo (speaker), Merchant (speaker)
Related Symbols: The Gold Necklace, Bail Money, and Diamond Ring
Page Number: 4.1.62-69
Explanation and Analysis:

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Act 5, Scene 1 Quotes

You have done wrong to this my honest friend;
Who, but for staying on our controversy,
Had hoisted sail and put to sea to-day:
This chain you had of me; can you deny it?

I think I had; I never did deny it.

Yes, that you did, sir, and forswore it too.

Who heard me to deny it or forswear it?

These ears of mine, thou know’st, did hear thee.

Related Characters: Antipholus of Syracuse (speaker), Angelo (speaker), Merchant (speaker)
Related Symbols: The Gold Necklace, Bail Money, and Diamond Ring
Page Number: 5.1.19-26
Explanation and Analysis:
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Angelo Character Timeline in The Comedy of Errors

The timeline below shows where the character Angelo appears in The Comedy of Errors. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Act 3, Scene 1
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Near his house, Antipholus of Ephesus is conversing with his servant Dromio, a goldsmith named Angelo, and a merchant named Balthazar. He tells Angelo that he must leave because his wife... (full context)
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...wench of excellent discourse” he knows, about whom his wife has “upbraided” him. He tells Angelo to meet him later with the necklace he has ordered. (full context)
Act 3, Scene 2
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...that he loves Luciana and says she has almost enchanted him with her “mermaid’s song.” Angelo enters and gives Antipholus the necklace that Antipholus of Ephesus had ordered. Antipholus of Syracuse... (full context)
Act 4, Scene 1
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In Ephesus, a merchant tells Angelo that he owes him money, and that since he is leaving for Persia soon, he... (full context)
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...can give it to his wife for locking him out of his home. Dromio leaves. Angelo gives Antipholus a bill for the gold chain he ordered and asks for his payment... (full context)
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Angelo is confused, and asks if Antipholus has the chain. Antipholus says he does not, and... (full context)
Act 4, Scene 4
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Adriana learns that Antipholus owes money for a chain that Angelo made. The courtesan adds that Antipholus took her ring and that she has seen him... (full context)
Act 5, Scene 1
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Angelo apologizes to the merchant for making him wait for his money. He says that Antipholus... (full context)
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...wife shut him out of his own house. Adriana and Luciana both deny this, but Angelo says that he saw it happen. (full context)
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...summarizes what has happened to him: his wife locked him out of his home; then, Angelo did not deliver him his gold chain, so he went to find him and Angelo... (full context)
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Angelo says that Antipholus was indeed locked out from dinner, but insists that he gave Antipholus... (full context)
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...that she knows he is not her brother-in-law, he would like to pursue her love. Angelo sees his chain on Antipholus of Syracuse, and Antipholus of Syracuse also produces the bail... (full context)