The conception of world order was for the Elizabethans a principal matter; the other set of ideas that ranked with it was the theological scheme of sin and salvation. Indeed all the violence of Elizabethan drama has nothing to do with dissolution of moral standards: on the contrary, it can afford to indulge itself just because those standards were so powerful. English literature as a whole has spoken an idiom permeated by Christian dogma; in specifying a passage in Elizabethan literature showing that idiom one may be pointing to something the very reverse of remarkable. Both Plato and the orthodox Christian believed that man could rise above his imperfections and reach towards heavenly perfection, it was easy to identify the Platonic and Hebrew doctrines. Bosola belongs to a world of violent crime and violent change, of sin blood and repentance, yet to a world loyal to a theological scheme.