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Character and Role of Duke Vincentio

Summary: The character of Duke Vincentio in Shakespeare's well known play, Measure for Measure, has been largely accepted as the hero - not because he does any physical or intellectual heroics but because he towers above the rest of the rather mediocre characters.
CHARACTER AND ROLE OF DUKE VINCENTIO

In the world of Shakespearean comedies, most characters are gentle, merry and humorous. Here women emerge as more intellectual and potential than men do; women not only match men but also come out winners. The men may be young and handsome, but when works need to be done Shakespeare invariably reaches out for his heroines. He has given us such a glittering array of heroines that Ruskin comments "Shakespeare has only heroines and no heroes." Truly, Shakespeare has not been able to depict a neat `hero' in the true sense of the word. Though Vincentio, Duke of Vienna, has been largely accepted as the hero of `Measure for Measure', not because he does any physical or intellectual heroics but because he towers above the rest of the rather mediocre characters. The man is not given to too much...

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