DofM: Duty

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Whether the spirit of greatness or of woman Reign most in her, I know not, but it shows A fearful madness
Cariola cannot tell if it's her commitment to her position or her desires as a woman which endanger her most
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"I would say, too wilful. My reputation is safe."
Duchess believes she has done right by her state
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"she seems rather to welcome the end of misery than shun it: behaviour so nobel..."
The Duchess realises that in her position she must take it like a man and not falter in the face of death
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"Be a good mother to your little ones, and save them from the tiger." (Duchess) "Your kiss is colder than I have seen a holy anchorite give to a dead man's skull"
Here, Antonio arguably fails to do his duty as a loving husband and just leave the Duchess (who realises this)
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Card 2

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"I would say, too wilful. My reputation is safe."

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Duchess believes she has done right by her state

Card 3

Front

"she seems rather to welcome the end of misery than shun it: behaviour so nobel..."

Back

Preview of the front of card 3

Card 4

Front

"Be a good mother to your little ones, and save them from the tiger." (Duchess) "Your kiss is colder than I have seen a holy anchorite give to a dead man's skull"

Back

Preview of the front of card 4

Card 5

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Preview of the front of card 5

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