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Mosca relies on Corbaccio's deafness to abuse him whilst...

"What? Mends he?" - Corbaccio is deaf

Satan relies on Eve's vanity and innocence (prelapsarian traits)


Corvino guards Celia as closely as Prospero guards his gold whilst...

Adam demonstrates the husband's obligation to guard the wife

"the wife, where danger or dishonour lurks, / safest and seemliest by her husband stays, / Who guards her, or with her the worst endures"


Volpone disguises himself to make money through his legacy hunters whilst...

Satan disguises himself as a serpent for revenge against god

"but what will not ambition and revenge descend to? / Who aspires must down as low / As high he soared, obnoxious first or last / To basest things"


Volpone has an incredible amount of energy in his evil doings whilst...

"Yet I glory / More in the cunning purchase of my wealth / Than in the glad possession"
"playing with their hopes, / And am content to coin 'em into profit"

Satan presents an excitement in his

N - "Fierce hate he recollects, and all his thoughts / Of mischief, gratulating, thus excites"


Celia condemns the fall of men whilst...

"oh God and his good angels! Whither, whither, / Is shame fled all human breasts? That with such ease, / Men dare put off their honours and their own? Is that, which ever was a cause for life / Now placed beneath the basest circumstances?

Adam condemns the fall of Eve

"How art thou lost, how on a sudden lost, / Defaced, deflowered, and now to death devote? / Rather how hast thou yielded to transgress / The strict forbiddance, how to violate / The sacred Fruit forbidden"


Volpone CONSCIOUSLY deceives his legacy hunters whilst...

V - "Now, my feigned cough, my phthistic and my gout, / My apoplexy, palsy and catarrhs, / Help with our FORCED functions this my posture, / Wherein, this three year, I have miles their hopes"

Satan CONSCIOUSLY deceives Eve

"now improved / In meditated fraud ad malice, bent / On man's destruction, maugre what might hap / Of heavier on himself, fearless returned"


Volpone is charming, virtuosos, and an artist whilst...

Satan is virtuosos also, intelligent and courageous


Volpone uses language to cajole and deceive his listeners

"Oh, health! Health! The / blessing of the rich! The riches of the poor! Who can buy thee at too dear a rate, since there is no enjoying this world without thee? Be not then so sparing of your purses, honourable gentlemen, as to abridge the natural courses of life"

Satan uses maze-like language and logic as a way of deceiving Eve