Measure for Measure Contents
- Shakespeare, William
- 1564 - 1582: William Shakespeare's Stratford Beginnings
- 1582 - 1592: William Shakespeare's Marriage, Parenthood and Early Occupation
- 1592 - 1594: William Shakespeare's Life In London, part 1
- 1594 - 1611: William Shakespeare's Life In London, part 2
- 1594 - 1611: William Shakespeare's Life In London, part 3
- 1611 - 1616: William Shakespeare - Back to Stratford
- Social / political context
- Religious / philosophical context
- The Theatre
- Act I
- Act II
- Act III
- Act IV
- Act V
Act IV scene vi
Synopsis of Act 4 sc vi
Isabella expresses her anxiety to Mariana. Isabella has been told by ‘Friar Lodowick' to accuse Angelo as if she had had to succumb to his sexual demands; she would rather that they revealed exactly what had happened, uncovering Mariana's substitution. However, Mariana urges her to follow the friar's advice. Friar Peter arrives to take them to the city gates, where the Duke is just arriving.
Commentary on Act 4 sc vi
‘Tis a physic that's bitter to sweet end – A medicine that tastes unpleasant but has good effects: another of the disease/ medicine images found throughout the play. (See also Themes and significant ideas: The nature of humanity)
A man belonging to a Christian religious group who, instead of living within an enclosed religious house, travelled round teaching the Christian faith, and sustaining himself by begging for charity.
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