Act 4, Scene 2: Questions and Answers

Download PDF PDF Page Citation Cite Share Link Share

Last Updated on May 6, 2015, by eNotes Editorial. Word Count: 103

Study Questions 1. Who does the Duchess compare herself to?

2. What is Bosola’s trade?

3. What is the Duchess’s attitude toward her imminent death?

4. Who does Ferdinand blame for the Duchess’s death?

5. Who does Bosola plan to give the Duchess’s body to?

Answers 1. The Duchess compares...

(The entire section contains 103 words.)

See This Study Guide Now

Start your 48-hour free trial to unlock this study guide. You'll also get access to more than 30,000 additional guides and more than 350,000 Homework Help questions answered by our experts.

Get 48 Hours Free Access

Study Questions
1. Who does the Duchess compare herself to?

2. What is Bosola’s trade?

3. What is the Duchess’s attitude toward her imminent death?

4. Who does Ferdinand blame for the Duchess’s death?

5. Who does Bosola plan to give the Duchess’s body to?

Answers
1. The Duchess compares herself to the “robin red-breast and the nightingale.”

2. Bosola's trade is to “flatter the dead, not the living.”

3. The Duchess does not fear her own death, and in fact welcomes it as she seeks to enter heaven by being executed.

4. Ferdinand blames Bosola.

5. Bosola plans to give the Duchess’s body to “some good women.”

Illustration of PDF document

Download The Duchess of Malfi Study Guide

Subscribe Now
Previous

Act 4, Scene 1: Questions and Answers

Next

Act 5, Scene 1: Questions and Answers