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Readers cannot, nor should they, expect Maria Teresa Micaela Prendergast's Railing, Reviling, and Invective, in Ashgate's Material Readings in Early Modern Culture series, to answer this and other questions about the motivations driving a writer's decision to respond to public censure.
Rather, these plays do not really participate in the type of back-and-forth dialogue between opposing texts and plays seen in the other chapters in Railing, Reviling, and Invective.
So what about those people who consider that one of the proofs of a strong relationship between them is their reviling and abusing each other?
The Islamic law prohibits the act of unjustifiably reviling and abusing the dead and it warns against harming the dead because of his innovation in religion or immorality.