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Strip only to lay in her death bed, as she has been longing to die, than to put her body up to shame. In Measure for Measure, Isabella is seen as the most innocent and merciful person in Vienna. In reality she isn’t though. She won’t even sacrifice her virginity for her own brother’s life. Also, even though she is seen as very innocent, she used very vivid description. She glorified whipping and sexualized death. It actually showed her as much more naughty and as a sado masochist. 6) When I would pray and think, I think and prayTo several subjects. Heaven hath my empty words.Whilst my invention, hearing not my tongue,Anchors on Isabel; Heaven in my mouthAs if I did but only chew, His name,And in my heart the strong and swelling evilOf my conceptionSpeaker: AngeloSpoken to: SoliloquySignificance: In the beginning of Act 2 scene 4 of Measure for Measure, Angelo is struggling with his lust for Isabella. He discusses to himself his struggle. He states, he has prayed and has thought much about these separate subjects. But his words are empty, while in his imagination, not listening to his reason, he focuses on Isabel, heaven in his words but his heart has strong evil in his thoughts and feelings. Much like Isabella, Angelo is seen as a great person in the Venation society. Also like Isabella he turns out to not be as people see him. He stands for the greatest form of justice in Vienna, but he is struggling with the same rules that he is enforcing. The one difference that makes him somewhat better than Isabella is that he knows that he is doing something wrong, and that he shouldn’t have these feelings.7)Now his friends are dead,Doors that were ne’er acquainted with their wardsMany a bounteous year must be employedNow guard sure their master,And this is all a liberal course allowsSpeaker: Timon’s ServantSpoken To: Sempronius
Significance: In Act 3 scene 3 of Timon of Athens, Timon’s servants have been going around to the lords of Athens to ask for assistance to pay Timon’s loans. Sempronius is the final lord asked for money in this act. Sempronius uses the fact that Timon asked 3 lords before him as an excuse to be offended and thus not able to pay back Timon. The servant is frustrated at the greed and entitlement of the lords of Athens and responds by saying this passage. Now that Timon’s friends are dead to him or alienating themselves from him. He also compares Timon’s generosity with a door, stating that it has always been open and that there were many bounties behind the door, now the door needs to be shut and locked to everyone just to save Timon from debt. This is all allowed due to his generosity. This basically states that Timon’s friends all have abandoned him because they are offended that someone who has given them so much, is asking for something in return. Timon’s generosity was unconditional and opens to anyone, but now he must break that connection forever. Timon has put his faith in humanity believing that there is good in everyone. That is to show the liberal view that was discussed in class, that everyone is good, but that doesn’t take into account human nature is not naturally generous.