The Question and Answer section for Measure for Measure is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
In Act V, the Duke's entering speech is laden with dramatic irony and a perfect example of irony in the play, since the audience knows that the Duke never left the city, knows everything that went on, and knows about Angelo's transgression; yet,...
Isabella's dilemma comes in opposition with her religious views and sense of morality. In exchange for her brother's life, Angelo requests her virginity, something she holds dear and is unwilling to sacrifice, even for her brother.
I would say that Isabella was selfless in that she sacrificed hr virginity for the life of her brother. She gave him the gift of life..... do you think this makes her a bad person?