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Who’s Your Shakespearean Foil?

A foil in literature is usually a character whose traits serve to highlight those of another. It’s not necessarily the villain to the story’s hero; more like the peanut butter to their jelly—Don Quixote has a foil in Sancho; Holmes and Watson are foils to each other. Take the quiz below to discover who be a Shakespeare foil to thee!

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