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...nce or outspoken tendencies. The world of Measure for Measure is not really ready for a woman of Isabella's personality and temperament. The male characters she comes in contact with are unsure of her, try to dominate her and to undermine her abilities to control her own life. She creates the discomfort and conflict one could expect in a real society given similar circumstances. Nowhere is this demonstrated more than in the scene where Isabella confronts Angelo about her brother's sentence. Shakespeare clearly demonstrates her strength, confidence and independence and reveals Angelo's insecurities and inability to accept Isabella outside of his narrow world view.
Shakespeare, William. "Measure for Measure." The Norton Shakespeare.
Ed. Stephen Greenblatt, et al. New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 1997. 2029- 2086.
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