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1

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)

2

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"

3

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"

4

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"

5

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"

6

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"

7

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

Satan is virtuosos also, intelligent and courageous

8

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