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Much has been claimed for Bosolas repentance by the end of the play but in fact he has changed little A Character Study of BOSOLA We are introduced to Bosola by Delio in Act 1 Sc 1 as a fellow seven years in the galleys for a notorious murder The audience immediately sees him as an evil character capable of murder Even though Antonio perceives him as a potentially valiant character Hes very valiant he also realises that he like moths in a cloth do hurt for want of wearing Hence Bosola is seen as one who has some inkling of goodness in him but it is overshadowed by his close rearing Antonio realises that Bosola if not used well would become a bad person The idea of a nature of goodness overpowered by the nurture by black malcontents is the result that is Bosola He is the court gall a bitter character who would rail at things which he wants and would do anything to achieve The bitterness of Bosolas character is brought out in his conversation with the Cardinal He laments on it all being a miserable age where the only reward for doing well is the doing of it He is seen as a character who has been taken advantage of by the corrupted court and who has learnt to deal with his consequence blackbirds fatten best in hard weather We thus realise that the hardness of his character is brought out by the need for survival He is a neglected character who has learnt to thrive in his own way He is obviously angered by the disease of corruption in the italian court for places in the court are like beds in the hospital It is to survive that Bosola becomes an invisible devil in flesh Yet while Bosola agrees to play the role of Ferdinands avengement to the Duchess in her marraige to Antonio it is Bosola who
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