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Does the play Bartholomew Fair celebrate human frailty or just accept it with disgust?
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The objective of an allegory or allegorical play--and this is an allegory because all characters are named for the qualities they exemplify, like Overdo, who overdoes his duties--is to make a serious moral or religious point. Consequently, it is correct to say the Jonson is memorializing human frailty (I would not say celebrating as frailty and celebration are conflicting terms). He is especially portraying the difficulties of judging rightly and of extending mercy rightly.
Posted by karythcara on May 8, 2013 at 10:15 PM (Answer #1)
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