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duchess:i m Duchess of Malfi still - explain

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The duchess' declaration that she is "Duchess of Malfi still" is one of the most famous lines in the play.At this point in The Duchess of Malfi ,she believes that her family is dead,her dukedom has been stripped from her and she has lost her fortune and her freedom.Her insistence that she is still the Duchess shows that even in the face of all that,she still maintains her pride.
Bosola disguised as a tomb maker tries to take that from her too,telling her that nobility can provide her no comfort,providing "neither heat nor light."It seems cruel to take this Las comfort from her,but in doing so,he actually allows her true "glorious" to shine through,not those based on her title or nobility,but those that came from the depth of her spirit- her courage and her Dee familial love,evidenced by her domestic pleas to cariola to take care of her children.
This emphasis on the insignificance of rank in the face of death and tragedy is important because it shows the true depths of the difference between the Duchess and her evil brothers.They have nothing but there rank and their associated power and so when they are faced with death,they die without courage and "u Ave no more fame behind'em than" a footprint in snow exposed to the sun.The Duchess on the other hand ,by dying so nobly,leaves the mark of her maintains her pride.
Bosola disguised as a tomb maker tries to take that from her too,telling her that nobility can provide her no comfort,providing "neither heat nor light."It seems cruel to take this Las comfort from her,but in doing so,he actually allows her true "glorious" to shine through,not those based on her title or nobility,but those that came from the depth of her spirit- her courage and her Dee familial love,evidenced by her domestic pleas to cariola to take care of her children.
This emphasis on the insignificance of rank in the face of death and tragedy is important because it shows the true depths of the difference between the Duchess and her evil brothers.They have nothing but there rank and their associated power and so when they are faced with death,they die without courage and "u Ave no more fame behind'em than" a footprint in snow exposed to the sun.The Duchess on the other hand ,by dying so nobly,leaves the mark of her spirit behind,which ultimately allows for hope at the end in...

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Date:   09/18/2015

Category:   English

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