Cardinal compared to Donne's Poetry
"which stoods't like a huge pyramid Begun upon a large and ample base"
Cardinal is at the top of the Corruption Pyramid
Theme of app vs. reality is seen as Cardinal external appearance contrasts with internal reality.
2 Sides to every character- "clothed but in beast's skin"
Loves alchemy- "hidden mystery"
Donne- a many coloured peacock, suggests more than one side