Examination of twenty lines of Volpone

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Examination of twenty lines of VolponeIn lines 78 to 8 on page 28, Jonson’s unique style of writing is present. Secondly, there is the characters themselves to analyse. As always, the whole of the story line is present within these lines.The first thing that I have to comment upon is line 78. Here, we see Volpone lying down (“keep you still sir”). This is a demonstration of how he makes his money. The position that he is …

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…scene at the expense of another character. This fits in with their lifestyle of taking advantage of other peoples weakness and exploiting it to it’s full potential. Humour does not necessarily need to have a real life victim but in the case of Mosca and Volpone, there is always one. This is of course how we would expect their humour to be and it is merely supporting the fact that they are unpleasant scavengers.