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Sexual and Social Mobility in the duchess of malfi

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on 8 October 2014

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Transcript of Sexual and Social Mobility in the duchess of malfi

Strong Points
Ferdinand's incestuous behavior towards the Duchess is because he is trying to keep his aristocratic family elite.
Julia's death was caused because the cardinal thought she was trying to be an equal with him.
Strong Points cont.
The Duchess's proposal to Antonio makes him feel subordinate to woman.
The Duchess's marriage beneath her allows for others deserving of social mobility to move up.
Weak Point
When referring to Bosola's speech, Wigham seems to have some doubt about his interpretation.
Main Argument
The main argument was that sexual and social mobility throughout the play was used to establish power and hierarchy.
Sexual and Social Mobility in the duchess of malfi
Literary School
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