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Flashcards in Duchess Of Malfi - Critics Deck (8):
1

Georg Lukács

(About Bosola): "his qualities and abilities are no longer part of his personality, they are things which he can "own" or "dispose of" like the various objects of the external world"

2

Leah S. Marcus

Bosola - "reluctantly parasitic"

3

Frank Whigam

Bosola suffers from a "crisis of inauthenticity"

4

Irving Ribner

it is the "nobility of the human spirit which enables man to survive and triumph in spite of such a world"
"Indestructible human spirit"

Bosola - "shaped by the specific function he is designed to perform"

5

David Cecil

"Webster does believe in the ultimate victory of virtue. The good are only defeated on the material plane. Morally they triumph. "

6

T.S. Elliot

Webster "saw the skull beneath the skin" (in the poem whispers of immortality)

7

Ian Jack

"Decadence"

8

G.H. Lewes

Webster doesn't present people how they really are - his characters are two dimensional

"False exhibition of human nature"
"Delights the pit"