Saturday, 19 November 2011

Which character – Bishop or convict is integral to the play ‘The Bishop’s Candlesticks’?

Both the characters the Bishop and the convict are integral and relevant to the plot of the play ‘The Bishop’s Candlesticks’. Appearance of the convict moves the play towards its climax. The Bishop’s humane values and virtues are revealed through his treatment of the convict. The Bishop’s kindness, generosity, hospitality and nobility are mostly reflected in his attitude towards the convict. The moral issue of this play is expressed through the transformation of the convict by the Bishop. Hence, the characters – the Bishop and the convict do not weigh more or less than each other in the play ‘The Bishop’s Candlesticks’.       


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