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In Measure for Measure a play by William Shakespeare Isabelle is first portrayed as a holy woman but in light of hearing of her brothers trouble she becomes far from a holy women to save her brother life In different scenes you can see how Isabelle is using different tricks to win over the law or Angelo Isabelle makes several connections between Claudio and Angelo that do not become connected until the end of the playWhen Isabelle first approaches Angelo in act ii scene ii she tries to make him understand that she agrees with him about the law There is a vice that I do abhor And most desire should meet the blow of justice41 She is explaining that she does not think that fornication should happen without consequences Isabelle is also pointing out she would not ask for forgiveness if it had not have been her brother who committed the crime Isabelle then begins to show Angelo that he himself is a reason not to put Claudio to death How would you be If he which is the top of judgment should But judge you as you are43 Here Isabelle is trying to make him think of what he would feel if he were in Claudios situation Isabelle eventually turns to beg Angelo for Claudios life putting Angelo in the position of being in control of Isabelle which is when he decides to take advantage of her Isabelle is gaining Angelos trust by agreeing with him she is also making him feel manly by showing that she needs him Doing exactly what Lucio had wanted her to do in the beginning by telling her to work her womanly magic In Act ii scene IV Angelo is trying to pursue Isabelle to have fornication with him During this he confesses his love for Isabelle which she replies My brother did love Juliet And you
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