'Tis Pity She's a Whore

by

John Ford

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'Tis Pity She's a Whore Symbols

The Golden Calf

In the Bible, the golden calf is an object of worship (or “false idol”) made by the Israelites—a statue of a cow cast from gold. Early in the play, Puttana warns Annabella that Donado intends…

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Swords and daggers

Throughout the play, swords and daggers are used by various characters to win vengeance, particularly by the men (the only woman who tries to seek vengeance, Hippolita, uses poison instead). Because swords were often…

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