Life Vs Death: Moral Ambiguity in John Webster’s The Duchess of Malfi

Both of John Webster’s great plays, The White Devil and The Duchess of Malfi, are shrouded in ambiguity, from the motives of the characters to the morality at the heart of the plays. One of Webster’s great achievements is that this ambiguity is expressed powerfully through the poetry. This speech by the Duchess of Malfi’s… Continue reading Life Vs Death: Moral Ambiguity in John Webster’s The Duchess of Malfi