A corrupt, depraved society is one in which the people have lost their moral sense. It is not one in which people commit adultery. It is one in which people condone and accept adultery. It is one in which that great sin of homosexuality is condoned and accepted. It is not one in which people commit immoral acts. It is one in which people accept and condone immorality. It is a loss of moral values, moral knowledge, moral sense.
CHAUCER’S CANTERBURY TALES OTHELLO DOLLS HOUSE KING LEAR T O K I L L A M O K I N G B I R D LOLITA T H E S C A R L E T L E T T E R THE SOUND AND THE FURY OEDIPUS REX DUBLINERS T H E B L U E E Y E S Measure for Measure
KING LEAR OTHELLO MACBEATH ALL’S WELL THAT ENDS WEII TROILUS AND CRESSIDA MEASURE FOR MEASURE WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE’S DRAMA
Measure for Measure is a play by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written in 1603 or 1604.William Shakespeare Characters
Vincentio, The Duke, who also appears disguised as Friar Lodowick Angelo, the Deputy, who rules in the Duke's absence Angelo Escalus, an ancient lord Claudio, a young gentleman Lucio, a "fantastic", a foppish young nobleman Two gentlemen, friends to Lucio The Provost, who runs the prison Thomas, a friar Peter, a friar Elbow, a simple constable Froth, a foolish gentleman of fourscore pound a year a clown, called Pompey Abhorson, an executioner Barnardine, a dissolute prisoner a Justice, friend of Escalus Varrius (silent role), a friend of the Duke
Women- Isabella, sister to Claudio Mariana, betrothed to Angelo Juliet, beloved of Claudio, pregnant with his child Francisca, a nun. Mistress Overdone, a bawd
The Summary of Measure for Measure- This drama is classified as a comedy play by William Shakespeare. However it is also referred to as a 'problem play', because it cannot be easily described as either a tragedy or comedy. The story of the plot centres on Angelo who has been empowered by the Duke of Vienna to rule his land, whilst he wanders about disguised as a friar to investigate the moral decay of his dukedom. Resorting to an old law against fornication to enforce his strict standards of morality, Angelo proceeds to condemn fornicators to death. One of these fornicators is Claudio, a young man who has had pre-marital sex with his fiancee. Claudio's sister Isabella pleads for her brother's life. Angelo's lust is aroused and he uses his power to blackmail Isabella into his bed. Fortunately the Duke overhears. Angelo ends up in the bed of Mariana, a woman from his undisclosed past. Claudio is allowed to live happily ever after with his fiancee, and the virtuous Isabella ends up the Duke of Vienna's bride.
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