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Compare and Contrast John Webster The” Duchess of Malfi”and Alphra Behns “The Rover” as a Jacobean Revenge Tragedy and Restoration Comedy.

By Ilo Chiamaka B

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The is a bit similarity between this two play, deceit, pretence and disguise is common in both, also we a high class person falling in love with person of lower status. difference in them is that there is no murder and bloodshed in “the Rover” while a lot of murder is inherent in “The Duches of Malfi” and that made it a tragedy.
Compare and Contrast John Webster The” Duchess of Malfi”and Alphra Behns “The Rover” as a Jacobean Revenge Tragedy and Restoration Comedy.
 
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Jacobean  drama is named after Jacobus, the latin translation of James. Scholars use this term to refer collectively to the theatrical works created during the reign of james1 (1603-1625) in England. the Jacobean plays evolved out of Elizabethan dramas but around 1610 began to show a marked  shift from the previous eras theatrical tradition. It is characterized by dramatic  situations such as insanity, murder, ghost ,torture, severed limbs, wicked and selfish ambitions etc.

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