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Flashcards in Truth And Deception Deck (4):
1

"You are deceived..."
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List A02
List A03
Make clear where the line ends for characters who speak in verse

"You are deceived in him. / His nature is too honest for such business"
Antithesis - 'deceived' vs 'honest'
Noun - business = the cardinal & Ferdinand are shortlist people who they can employ to spy on their sister, they refer to this as business - exposes the corruption in Jacobean England as deception is simply considered 'business' rather than a moral crime

2

"Say then my corruption/ grew out of horse dung..."

"Say then my corruption / grew out of horse dung. I am your creature... Let good men for good deeds covet good fame... sometimes the devil doth preach"

3

"Political monster..."
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List
AO2
AO3

"Political monster... he would have carried it away without heavens knowledge"
A02 - hyperbolic - suggests that the Cardinals power supersedes that gods
AO2 - antithesis - 'monster' vs 'heaven'
AO3 - Machiavellian influence
AO3 - Devine right of kings

4

"A politician is the devil's..."
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List
AO2
AO3

"A politician is the devil's quilted anvil... for this act I am certain to be raised - and men that paint weeds to the life are praised"
AO2 - metaphor - politicians are merely a weapon which quietly act on behalf on the devil
AO2 - possessive apostrophe - binds politicians to the devil - no escaping his grasp
AO2 - rhyming couplet
AO3 - quote addresses one of Webster she primary concerns - meritocracy in society - the need for social mobility drives men to be deceitful - in order for men to rise in status, they must they become apart of the Machiavellian system and abandon their moral integrity - those who don't do this, like Antonio and Delio, will never rise