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Shakespeares play Measure for Measure is a play about human nature inclination to fall from Gods Kingdom In the play we are introduced to the character Angelo a man who seems to be godly noble and highly moral man However no matter how devoutly committed to purity he is he is far from perfect and destined to fall We can chronologically trace Angelos falling through three successions We see him first fall in greed then in lust and finally his desire for power Each one is an example that proves the sinfulness of human nature Angelos life truly represents the life of the sinful humans that we are but it also illustrates Gods grace for his children and his forgiveness of our disobedience Even though Angelo emits a very moral and ethical personal he is still only human who is destined to sin over and over again We can assume that Angelo has sinned many times in his life its only expected of him Nevertheless the first time we know that Angelo actually fell away from God on purpose to fulfill an earthly desire was during the time of his engagement to Mariana when greed seeped into his untainted lifestyle and edged him towards his evil ways When Angelo finds out that Marianas brother who was bringing her dowry was lost at sea and the treasure lost as well he quickly ended their engagement and disappeared from Marianas life We can only assume that he was only is a greedy man and was into the marriage for the money After finding out that the money was gone he felt that there was no point in having Mariana as his wife and quickly left her He disappeared so fast he did not even break his marital contract with her still officially being engaged to Mariana Angelo decides that if he ignores Mariana that maybe the situation would settle down and resolve itself In his greed he
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