Measure for Measure - Act 4, Scene 5 Summary & Analysis

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Act 4, Scene 5 Summary

The Duke speaks with Friar Peter, the one person who knows that the Duke has been disguised. He gives Friar Peter some letters, which he is to deliver to the Duke at the agreed upon time. He tells the Friar to act according the plan the Duke has laid out. He then asks him to call together some men to bring trumpets to the gate.

Act 4, Scene 5 Analysis

It is apparent that the Duke's scheme has become more complicated, but we are not let in on what he is planning. The Duke's role as playwright or the director of action is seen in its full light here. He continues to manipulate those around him, as well as the reader at this point, who can only wait to see what will happen.

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