“They say best men are moulded out of faults,
And, for the most, become much more the better
For being a little bad.” (Measure for Measure, act 5, sc.1)
Tips for Use. Excellent lines to turn a problem into a feature, as software developers are known to say (and do). Or rather turn a setback or a character liability into an asset. Particularly usable during a job interview, if the prospective employer harps on a weakness in your resume or something that you may have done wrong (short of murder, theft or any possible unspeakable crime). Even a politician may use these lines in certain circumstances. For example, to justify why in his past he was a communist (or a fascist)…
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In the play. The Duke declares that Angelo will die in reparation for the death of Claudio. Actually, the Duke already saved Claudio’s life. It is just a plot to see how the various protagonists will react. Mariana asks Isabel to plead with the Duke to save Angelo – however rotten Angelo has been with just about everyone.
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