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