Proto-Feminism: Seductions in Shakespeare and Milton
- Hugh M. Richmond (see profile)
- CLCS Renaissance and Early Modern, LLC 16th-Century English, LLC 17th-Century English, LLC Shakespeare
- English literature, Literature, Literature and psychology, Renaissance drama, Shakespeare
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- 17th Century, Asian Theology, feminist criticism, John Milton, seductions
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- One of the most familiar literary topics is the seduction scene. Both Shakespeare and Milton enhance this tradition by shifting the motives offered by the seducer to ones fitting increasingly autonomous and ambitious women, foreshadowing many of the concerns of modern feminism.
- This essay evolves from my earlier book, "Shakespeare's Sexual Comedy"
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