Essays Tagged: "Duchess of Malfi"

John Webster's "The Duchess of Malfi.".

In Webster's, The Duchess of Malfi, one scene connects thematically, imagistically, linguistically, and dramatically w ... of metaphors that are continually part of the text. During this scene, one of the main themes, the Duchess's desire to be in control, is very distinct for the first time.The Duchess's need to have co ... " This stubborn approach to life is apparent throughout the text. In the beginning of the play, the Duchess stands up against her brother for her freedom to marry again stating that "...through fright ...

(5 pages) 79 1 4.0 Apr/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Ophelia's genuine insanity compared with Hamlet's 'dangerous lunacy'.

ct. III, Sc. XI, L. 27-34)One explicit underlining of madness in comparison to "Hamlet" is that of "Duchess of Malfi". The Duchess comments on Ferdinand's madmen:"Indeed, I thank him for nothing but n ... ly the roles of both Ophelia and Hamlet in causes of their maladies through tragedies and the play "Duchess of Malfi" relates to some of the more blatant acts of madness that comes through in both Ham ...

(8 pages) 106 0 4.3 Apr/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare > Hamlet

William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night and John Webster's "The Duchess of Malfi" - comparison of the role that women played

William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night and John Webster's The Duchess of Malfi are fascinating plays with convoluted plots that cause the reader to ponder the pos ... k upon women as Webster singles out females to be the only ones with a weak sense of reasoning; The Duchess of Malfi also demonstrates how males engage in violent schemes illustrating their need for c ... exual objects of male desire. In Webster's play, Ferdinand's incestuous longing for his sister, The Duchess of Malfi, is based on sick feelings of lust towards her. His sexual innuendos are evident th ...

(6 pages) 77 0 5.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Can we experience genuine emotions in response to imagined situations?

al then physical participation would seem possible when it is clearly not. It is fictional that the Duchess of Malfi (John Webster) has a brother Ferdinand, so it is fictional she is in danger of her ... nds to outrun physical participation. So despite the fact that it is impossible for him to help the Duchess I he is still disposed to make claims such as "I feel sorry for her". This sort of emotion i ...

(5 pages) 41 0 5.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Examine the character of Bosola in Webster's The Duchess of Malfi. To what extent is he typical of the malcontent in a revenge tragedy?

tragedy. Examples include figures like Ford's Vasquez and Middleton and Rowley's De Flores. In 'The Duchess of Malfi', this is the character of Bosola. A malcontent can be identified by a number of tr ... his grievances; he has knowledge and intelligence without status. As one the key characters in 'The Duchess of Malfi', Bosola can easily be studied to see if these traits of the malcontent are present ...

(3 pages) 47 1 3.7 Jul/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

The Tragic Hero's Flaw

's idea of the tragic flaw, best exemplified in Oedipus, is represented in other works as well. The Duchess of Malfi, Tamburlaine, and Dr. Faustus are all central characters in tragedies, and each has ... haracters in tragedies, and each has his/her own tragic flaw, which makes him/her a tragic hero.The Duchess of Malfi, for whom the tragedy is named, is the tragic heroine. Recently widowed, she wants ...

(5 pages) 21 0 3.0 Apr/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The Dutchess Of Malfi

Because ¡§The Duchess of Malfi¡¨ is highly recommended by teacher, I started to read a few pages of it. ... rything seems so peaceful. When I heard the first clips of the three works, I find ¡§The Duchess of Malfi¡¨ interests me more because of the attractive background music and dramat ... attractive background music and dramatic expression of voices. Therefore, I chose ¡§The Duchess of Malfi¡¨ as the work of my report.¡§The Duchess of Malfi¡¨ ...

(4 pages) 972 1 0.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The Duchess of Malfi: Themes of Blood, Lust, Violence and Intrigue

Nishtha Tewari25.09.2012The Duchess of Malfi: Themes of Blood, Lust, Violence and IntrigueSet within the Jacobean age, The Duche ... hellip; where this man's head lies at that man's foot, and so lower and lower.[0: Webster John, The Duchess of Malfi, Worldview Publications, 1.1.71 ]The stratification of society, portrayed thus, bri ... rings out the the power dynamics inherent in a class based society. The outlaw marriage between the Duchess and Antonio is an example of the break from this social order. While Ferdinand's real motive ...

(7 pages) 0 0 0.0 Oct/2014

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors

Role of Bosola

la to fulfill these conventions of the genre and to direct and drive the plot, especially after the Duchess' death. Even though Webster uses Bosola in this way, he ismore than a mere tool as his chara ... o share in the material prosperity they enjoy.Bosola is cetainly a complex character painted in The Duchess of Malfi by john webster. His full name is Daniel de Bosola. He is essentially a good man bu ...

(3 pages) 2 0 0.0 Oct/2014

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Language Studies