It is evident on first reading the passage that the language used is heightened and flamboyant, for example; ‘Like Almaine rutters with their horsemen’s staves’ (1.1.127). Figurative language, such as simile, is utilized here (Pacheco, p38), creating powerful imagery for the audience. Marlowe portrays the three friends as glamorous and their future achievements as worthwhile; however, he has subtle means of informing the audience that all is not as the characters anticipate.
Marlowe has incorporated the ambiguous word‘…perform’ (1.1.138) in this pa...
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