What Is The Duke's Immorality?

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Due to the Duke’s hubris, he could not ask for his duchess to change her behavior, he “gave commands” (line 45) to murder her. To some extent, the duke's amorality can be understood in terms of aristocracy.Immediately, the few lines after that shows the change in topic where the subject changes back to his pending marriage. The Duke mentions “his fair daughter’s self ... is my object” (lines 52-53), which is meant to be reassuring despite the disturbing story of his last relationship with the duchess. Once again, this shows the Duke’s desire for control through his choice of the word “object” (line 53). It shows that she will just be another object to be possessed in his next relationship, supporting our understanding of his aggressive and

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