The Duchess of Malfi Act 1, Scene 2: Summary and Analysis

John Webster

Act 1, Scene 2: Summary and Analysis

New Characters
Ferdinand: the Duke of Calabria, and brother to the Cardinal and the Duchess

Silvio: a Lord who leaves for Milan in act 1; he later gives counsel to the Cardinal

Roderigo: a Lord in Ferdinand’s court

Grisolan: a Lord in Ferdinand’s court

The Duchess: the Duchess of Malfi, a widow who is the sister of Ferdinand and the Cardinal

Cariola: the Duchess’s servant who is the sole witness to the marriage of the Duchess of Malfi and Antonio

Julia: Castruchio’s wife and the Cardinal’s mistress

Castruchio: a Lord who is married to Julia

Summary
Ferdinand’s court continues to...

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