The Duchess of Malfi

'Duchess of Malfi' as a Jacobean Tragedy

Can somebody relate the play 'Duchess of Malfi' and Jacobean tragedies?

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The Duchess of Malfi is an example of the Jacobean revenge tragedy. A Jacobean revenge tragedy requires a hero who's been wronged (the Duchess), five acts (as dictated by Seneca), a desire for revenge, plotting and murder, the supernatural, European settings (Malfi), and torture. Note, in a Jacobean tragedy order must be restored by the end of the play.