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Act V, Scene IV

Summary

While Joan is condemned to the stake, a Shepherd claiming to
be her father comes to see her. She repulses him, and he leaves
cursing her. She pleads for her life, claiming that she is
pregnant. But it is to no avail and York and Warwick send her
to the stake. Winchester arrives to confer with York about the
proposed peace plan between the two nations. A peace is
established on the terms that the Dauphin would rule in France
but as a viceroy of the English King.

Notes

In the previous scene, Joan has already been exposed as a
witch. In this scene the claim of the shepherd underscores the
baseness of her origins with his unvarnished testimony that
"She was the first fruit of my bachelorship." Finally, the
reiterated innuendo of sexual misconduct is made utterly
explicit in her confession that Charles (or Alecon or Reignier)
has left her with a child, whom the English will not allow to be
born.

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