Study Guide

Lawyers in The White Devil

By John Webster


The two lawyers are both comic characters (Webster may have studied law himself at one time). Flamineo jokes around with the first lawyer, and Vittoria kicks the second lawyer out of the courtroom. He makes a plea against her in Latin and then in incomprehensible English—which causes her to demand to be able to defend herself in front of the people, in a language they can comprehend.