Violates Seal of Confession
Boasts of his Otherworldliness
Imposes Marriage on Isabella
Claims to Seek Self-Knowledge
Learns Nothing of His Own Errors in Governing, Pardons Angelo's Attempted Murder, Pardons Bernardine
Ignores or Understates the Duke's Character Flaws
But, in the end, Duke behaves badly., Forces Isabella to Marry, Frees Violent Criminals
Unlike Vincentio, Prospero Shows True Mercy That Harms No One.
Unlike Vincentio, Propsero Truly Gives Up Power.