Tis Pity She's A Whore Character Study: Soranzo and Hippolita

Topics: Love, Nontotient, Woman Pages: 4 (815 words) Published: May 6, 2015
Characters
Soranzo

Of Annabella - Love (the heart) portrays 2 extreme feelings for Annabella - love/hate “And for one only look from Annabel
Had writ of her, and her diviner cheeks.
O, how my thoughts are -” Passage starting pg 72-73
Soranzo quotes from the language of the Romantic poets. He has a religious understanding of the woe that is in marriage and plays on the nature of love. Annabella is a goddess and acts as his muse - he is love sick.

“such a damned whore
Deserves no pity.” Pg 131

‘Did you see my heart, then would you swear -” Pg 100
Soranzo is trying to prove to Annabella that he loves her.

“…precious jewel, such a prize” Pg 120
Exactly how Giovanni views Annabella

“Come, strumpet, famous whore!
… hot itch and pleurisy of lust…” Pg 127
“In thy corrupted bastard-bearing womb?’ Pg 128
“Damnable monster!” Pg 128

“…I’ll rip up thy heart
And find it there.” Pg 129
Constant image of the heart - foreboding her death by Giovanni.

“Come, whore, tell me your lover, or by truth
I’ll hew thy flesh to shreds!” Pg 130
“…lust-belepered body”

Revenge - a character filled by revenge
“I carry hell about me: all my blood
Is fired in swift revenge.” Pg 134

“…O, my soul
Runs circular in sorrow for revenge!” Pg 140

“No conquest can gain glory of my fear.” Pg 140
Obsession with revenge

Death, but in death well pleased, that I have lived
To see my wrongs revenged on that black devil.” Pg 161
Acceptance of death since his revenge is complete.

“I will not slack my vengeance” Pg 131

“To deck herself in all her bridal robes” Pg 144
Malevolence, revenge, ultimate vendetta for the ceremony of her death.

“Revenge is all the ambition I aspire…” Pg 144

“’Tis well: the less I speak, the more I burn,
And blood shall quench that flame.” Pg 150

Misogynist
“…To err in frailty as to be a woman” Pg 134

“Like a good housewife, scarcely ready yet…” Pg 151

Church - uses church...
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