Measure for Measure | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by Jessica Slights and Michael Morgan Holmes

This literature criticism consists of approximately 42 pages of analysis & critique of Measure for Measure.
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Critical Essay by Jessica Slights and Michael Morgan Holmes

SOURCE: Slights, Jessica, and Michael Morgan Holmes. “Isabella's Order: Religious Acts and Personal Desires in Measure for Measure.Studies in Philology 95, no. 3 (summer 1998): 263-92.

In the following essay, Slights and Holmes highlight the role of religion in Measure for Measure through an analysis of Isabella's character.

The symbolic centrality of religion in Measure for Measure comes as no surprise; after all, much of the play involves complications that are provoked by the machinations of a duke disguised as a friar. On a more political level, Shakespeare's play encourages audiences to consider the ways in which religion might facilitate personal desires and enable characters to challenge dominant social norms. In particular, the character of Isabella illustrates the implication of religious devotion and institutions in questions of moral agency and...

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