Flashcards in Duchess Of Malfi - Critics Deck (8):
(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"
Leah S. Marcus
Bosola - "reluctantly parasitic"
Bosola suffers from a "crisis of inauthenticity"
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"
"Webster does believe in the ultimate victory of virtue. The good are only defeated on the material plane. Morally they triumph. "
Webster "saw the skull beneath the skin" (in the poem whispers of immortality)