"Measure for Measure" Book Review

"Measure for Measure"
An analysis of the tripartite pattern that can be seen in William Shakespeare's "Measure for Measure".
# 108462 | 1,064 words | 0 sources | 2008 | US
Published on Oct 08, 2008 in English (Analysis) , Shakespeare (Measure for Measure)

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This paper discusses how to some extent,"Measure for Measure" is built on the same pattern as "A Midsummer Night's Dream", since many of the elements present in the play follow a tripartite pattern. It looks at how there are three different worlds represented in the play, - the court, with the Duke, who rules the city, the lower classes, which include Lucio and the religious world, with Isabella, who represents purity and virtue. It also examines how there exists three other worlds which have their own identity, according to the character who dominates the world - the Duke, Angelo and Lucio.

From the Paper:

"Some characters also have what we could call a 'double personality'. Indeed, the Duke is one of the most famous personality in Vienna, he is always surrounded by a court and he has to play a role, "I do not like to stage me to their eyes." (I, 1, L68). This is no surprise then if he chooses to disguise as a friar. Besides the fact that he can remain hidden under his hood, the lifestyle of the friars suits him most, "My holy sir, none better knows than you / How I have ever loved the life removed" (I, 3, L 7-8)"

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