Duke Essays

How Far Is It True That the Play ‘the Duchess of Malfi’, Presents a Moral World of Webster’s That Is Different from the Conventional Mores_

The Machiavellian qualities seen in the villain’s, along with the pragmatic of even existentialist attitude to life displayed by the good as well as bad characters may give a first impression that the world Webster presents in The Duchess of Malfi, is a chaotic world, but for a closer and deeper look at the play will show that the world is influenced by a moral order though this order cannot be universally enforced. Though the moral presence exists, this world…

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