The Duchess of Malfi

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Margostrongmann
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Hi, In Webster's play 'The Duchess of Malfi', the Duchess defies her brothers' warnings and decides to remarry. Would it be fair to say that she was also defying social conventions, or was it common for a woman in her position to remarry? Thanks
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Not sure if this answers your question but when asking about how the Duchess defies social convention I think the issue is more to do with her marrying beneath her status. She probably would've suffered at the hands of her brothers if she married anyone, but I think if she married someone of her own class it would've been a lot less Dramatic.
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