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Measure for Measure

Measure for Measure

  

by William Shakespeare

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Measure for Measure Mortality Quotes

How we cite our quotes: (Act.Scene.Line). Line numbers correspond to the Riverside edition.

Quote #10

In our remove be thou at full ourself;
Mortality and mercy in Vienna
Live in thy tongue and heart: (1.1.4)

The Duke has given Angelo the authority to implement the death penalty or to be merciful, depending on Angelo's good judgment.  So, why does Angelo choose to execute Claudio (for the crime of fornication) when he's authorized to be lenient?

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