Measures journal 3 - Dylan Erickson Measure for Measure...

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Dylan Erickson Measure for Measure Acts 4 and 5 I was confused before in the beginning of act 4 when the Duke reveals his plan to both Mariana and Isabella. He assures to Mariana that having sex with Angelo is not a sin, but then if that is true, then Angelo did nothing wrong. But on the other hand, this would put Angelo in the same situation as Claudio, as him and Juliet were going to be married themselves. It still confuses me though, because I thought that sex before marriage is an immovable sin and cannot be changed. So if this is true, the Duke is really doing something very deceitful, in tricking Mariana to sin for his own gain. I don’t know if you would call his plan a noble one or a not. By considering the outcome if it works, it should be morally correct, but does it make it right if you are performing these sinful acts to get to that end? I think that it personally is good still, because of the result of the plan and how it will reveal Angelo as an unjust leader. Now that I read the entire play I now know why the Duke had done this. It turned out that at the end of the play the Duke planned to execute Angelo and give his belongings to Mariana, as of a payment to Mariana’s deeds. But,

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