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Measure for Measure Chapter Summary & Analysis - Act 2, Scene 3 Summary

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Act 2, Scene 3 Summary

The Duke, disguised as a friar, enters the prison where Claudio is held. He asks the Provost to show him to the prisoners and tell him what crimes they have committed so he can minister to them properly. He is introduced to Juliet and told of hers and Claudio's crime. She tells the Duke she truly repents what she has done, which he is glad to hear. The Duke leaves to speak with Claudio.

Act 2, Scene 3 Analysis

In this scene, the Duke learns of Claudio and Juliet's crime. His disguise allows him to learn what really happened, and if the couple are repentant and deserve mercy. Repentance is important because although it is natural to occasionally give in to temptation, one must sincerely repent of it when it does happen. Claudio and Juliet are worthy of mercy not because their crime was a small one...

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