What is most stricking about Annabella's character is that her beauty, it is a recurring theme throughout the play with many characters commenting on it. ' Such lips would tempt a saint.' ** Yet it seems that there is no more to her character then her beauty.
Out of the two incestreous lovers, the Friar only shows hope of being able to save Annabella from damnation. Although she has two repentence scenes in the play she is not consistent with trying to be able to save herself as Giovanni tells the auidence after her marriage that she continues to sleep with him. The struggle between sin and virtue is most clearly shown through Annabella as she continuely tries to decide between God and Giovanni however her true feelings are almost impossible to judge.
Ford limits Annabella's chance for heroism because although she is willing to die when…