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The Devil's Law-Case | Study Guide

John Webster

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Overview

Author

John Webster

Year Published

1620

Type

Play

Genre

Comedy, Tragedy

Tense

The play uses present tense to describe the actions and events of two parallel plotlines that eventually converge.

About the Title

The Devil's Law-Case refers to the contrast between self-serving desires and schemes with the correcting force of law. Many of the prominent characters construct backhanded plans that create chaos and strife like a devil. In the end Webster argues that the only way to correct this flaw of human nature is a form of pseudo-justice handed out in a courtroom.

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