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WHAT KIND OF WOMAN DOES THE DUTCHESS OF MALFI SEEM TO BE? HOW DOES SHE COMPARE TO TRADITIONAL IDEA OF WOMANHOOD (SILENT, CHASTE, OBEDIENT)? INCLUDE SPECIFIC EVIDENCE/QUOTATIONS FROM THE TEXT FOR SUPPORT AND DISCUSS YOUR EVIDENCE

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The Dutchess of Malfi is a chaste woman who regards values like the marriage bed as sacred. She is talking with Antonio and is shown in the verse:

ACT 1, SCENE ii:
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DUCHESS: I would have you lead ...

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