Act 3, Scenes 3-5: Questions and Answers

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Study Questions 1. What is Ferdinand’s criticism of Antonio?

2. What is the reason for the seizure of the Duchess’s dukedom?

3. What does Antonio say is the result of human endeavors?

4. What will the Duchess teach her children?

5. How does Antonio interpret the Duchess’s dream in which...

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Study Questions
1. What is Ferdinand’s criticism of Antonio?

2. What is the reason for the seizure of the Duchess’s dukedom?

3. What does Antonio say is the result of human endeavors?

4. What will the Duchess teach her children?

5. How does Antonio interpret the Duchess’s dream in which the diamonds on her coronet of state “were chang’d to pearls”?

Answers
1. Ferdinand calls Antonio “a slave” who never “look’d like a gentleman but in the audit time.”

2. The Cardinal instigated the Pope to make the seizure.

3. Antonio says that human endeavors “bring ourselves to nothing.”

4. The Duchess will teach her children curses because “they were born accurs’d.”

5. Antonio says the dream means that the Duchess will “weep shortly.”

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