However, The Duchess of Malfi contains full of such terrifying, hair-raising situations from the beginning to the end. Ferdinand's motivation has always been a central question for critics of this play, and many critics have seen incestuous feelings in his rage. Figure 1 Title page of the quarto version of The Duchess of Malfi.
The first half of the book is an historical overview of the economic and social conditions that led to the Renaissance; the second half includes brief biographies of important figures by different scholars. However, there are free versions available online that you may prefer to use.
Afraid of Ferdinand's anger, the Duchess sends Antonio to safety by pretending that he has stolen money and been banished.
Ferdinand, repentant after the fact, runs mad. Activity 3 Have another look at lines —