| Quote #7
O my dear lord,
Mariana knows that Angelo is no good but she wants to be married to him anyway. But why? Angelo broke off their engagement because she didn't have a dowry and later tried to coerce Isabella into sleeping with him. So, what's the deal with Mariana wanting to be with this jerk?
| Quote #8
Well, Angelo, your evil quits you well:
The Duke pardons Angelo and revokes the death penalty, but he orders him to wed Mariana and to love his wife. Angelo doesn't have much to say about this, which makes us wonder if he feels like his marriage to Mariana is a form of punishment.
| Quote #9
[To ISABELLA] If he be like your brother, for his sake
When the Duke asks Isabella to marry him, we're not sure if she's happy or mortified because she never responds. Is the Duke's offer to marry Isabella a welcomed proposal or an unwanted proposition? We can interpret this moment either way because Shakespeare is being completely ambiguous.