Incest in Tis pity she's a whore

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What was the last sexual act deplored by Western Civilisation?
Incest
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What was incest in the 17th century?
A romantic relationship with someone who is blood or even marriage related
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Why did Henry VIII make incest unclear?
He married his sister in law Catherine of Aragon, and justified from the bible, however when he wanted to devource her he stated again from the bible that marriage is forbidden 'any that is near kin'
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What did Ancient Greece think about incest?
A man could marry his half sister
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What was allowed in 16th century?
First cousins could marry
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How did these references help Giovanni?
He used historical devices such as: 'Of brother and of sister'
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What did Ecclesiastical Court think about incest?
They prosecuted incest in the public eye, by instructing the offender to stand in a perished whilst dressed in penitential white, with a place card saying 'incest'
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What is well recorded in concern to the effect of the distance between brother and sister?
It is well documented that the distance between siblings may encourage incest, especially if they are brought up apart, it is most likely that they are drawn sexually to one another as adults.
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How long was Incest a sensational theme?
Two decades before Tis Pity
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Who created the play 'King and No King' and how does it relate to tis pity?
Written by: Beaumont and Fletcher. A brother and sister (who find out they are actually not in the end) have incestous feelings about each other, but never act upon it.
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Who created the play 'Women Beware Women' and how does it relate to tis pity?
Written by: Thomas Middleton. It shows a repressed desire between brother and sister but they never act upon it
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How is Tis Pity different from these plays?
More daring as it shows the physical consumption of their desire, but it still reflects the uncertainty of incest.
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What is Giovanni's powerful romantic rhetoric?
'One soul, one flesh, one love, one heart, one all'
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How is it shown in this play that there is lack of legal redress? And what affect does this have?
Annabella's punishment are from the hands of her lover (although not a severe punishment), since Giovanni hatred is towards moral qualms that have led her to repent their love. It shoes the complexity of the morality of incest.
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Why was Giovanni's murder plotted?
Plotted not for incest, but for adultery, and is killed by the Banditti who in themselves are criminal.
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Why is Putana punished
Because she condoned incest, to which Vasques take law into his own hands by having her blinded. This could mean maybe incest is a social stigma rather than an actual crime.
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