• Janelle Peters deposited Springs as a Civilizing Mechanism in Daphnis and Chloe in the group Group logo of Religious StudiesReligious Studies on Humanities Commons 6 years, 1 month ago

    Abstract: In Longus’ Daphnis and Chloe, springs are a central motif of the Prologue
    and the novel as a whole. This motif counters male domination, since it
    is associated with Chloe, while the flowers watered by springs in this novel
    are identified with Daphnis. This study will examine how the motif of springs reflects
    the resistance of Daphnis and Chloe to pervasive cultural constructions of
    gender, creating individuals who participate in the larger society without reproducing
    its structures.Abstract: In Longus’ Daphnis and Chloe, springs are a central motif of the Prologue
    and the novel as a whole. This motif counters male domination, since it
    is associated with Chloe, while the flowers watered by springs in this novel
    are identified with Daphnis. This study will examine how the motif of springs reflects
    the resistance of Daphnis and Chloe to pervasive cultural constructions of
    gender, creating individuals who participate in the larger society without reproducing
    its structures.