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Measure For Measure
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Duke of Vienna (Friar Lodowick)- the Duke decides to leave the running of his country to one of his citizens then disguises himself to see the outcome.� When one of his subjects is to be executed, the Duke dressed as a Friar decides to interfere.� At the end of the play he decides to deal out justice to the subjects who have wronged.�

Angelo- he subject with whom the Duke leaves the running of the country.� While trying to follow all of the laws strictly, he lusts after Isabella and in turn breaks the law himself.� Because of his lust, he becomes wrapped up in the Duke's plans and ends up sleeping with his ex-fianc�e, Marianna.

Claudio- a man sentenced to death because he had sex with the woman he loved, Juliet.� He wants his sister, Isabella, to sleep with Angelo to pay for his freedom.�

Escalus- a judge who helps Angelo make the executive decisions while the Duke is away.

Isabella- the sister of Claudio who wants to become a nun.� She pleads with Angelo for her brother's life, but is appalled by the offer he makes her.� She gets wrapped up in the Duke's plan, and later has him propose to her.�

Mariane- the former fianc�e of Angelo who he rejected because of a lost dowry.� The Duke in disguise has her sleep with him, pretending to be Isabella, in order to trap him into marriage.�

Barnadine- a prisoner with Claudio who is supposed to be executed.

Abhorson- the executioner who has Pompey as an apprentice.

Lucio- a friend of Claudio who convinces Isabella to plead for him. He also offends the Duke by unknowingly slandering him.�

Varrius- a friend of the Duke

Juliet- the fianc�e to Claudio.

Friar Peter and Friar Thomas- men who help the Duke in his plans.�

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