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The Dutchess Of Malfi Essay

1103 words - 5 pages

Because ¡§The Duchess of Malfi¡¨ is highly recommended by teacher, I started to read a few pages of it. It starts with conversations filled with easy and merry atmosphere. Everything 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 dramatic expression of voices. Therefore, I chose ¡§The Duchess of Malfi¡¨ as the work of my report.¡§The Duchess of Malfi¡¨ may be plainly regarded as a tragedy of the Duchess. It also may be viewed as a love story of the Duchess and Antonio with a tragic ending. ...view middle of the document...

Ferdinand is regretful for what he has commanded that her sister be strangled and goes mad. Cardinal wants to hire Bosola to kill Antonio but he doesn¡¦t know that Bosola wants to save Antonio¡¦s life and cooperate with Antonio to punish the Dukes. However, Antonio is still mistakenly killed by Bosola. In great regret and grief, Bosola kills Cardinal, Ferdinand and in the end himself.First, the Duchess¡¦ chastity is worthy of notice. In her contemporary time, a woman¡¦s chastity should be very important. In her family, her chastity is concerned with the family reputation. His brother, Ferdinand, is in great anger because in his opinion, the lost reputation can never be back. Indeed, it is not fair for the Duchess. Because of the restraints, she can not choose what she wants. She has no freedom to choose. Even though between the Duchess and Antonio is their true love, they can not marry. At that time, an unchaste woman has to be punished. What¡¦s ironic is that her brother, Cardinal, also has extramarital affairs with a hussy, Julia. Julia even lures Bosola in the later part of the story. It is she that should be punished because of being unchaste. However, she dies only because she knows the secret of Cardinal. The Duchess is pitiable that she is not allowed to love the one she loves. A person should have the right to own free will. Being able to live with the person we really love is more reasonable. Our own destiny should not be decided by others.Next, what I remark is plenty of regret and remorse. Ferninand feel regret for his order of killing his sister and Bosola feel guilty after he kills so many people. In my opinion, regret is the most stupid thing in the world. Without a second thought, people sometimes do the things or make decisions which make them feel regret. Ferninand does not judge well the importance of blood relation and family reputation. He could not tell which is more important. At first, he is...

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