Holding a Mirror up to Nature

Holding a Mirror up to Nature

Shame, Guilt, and Violence in Shakespeare

Richards, David A.J.; Gilligan, James

Cambridge University Press






15 a 20 dias


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Introduction: can we learn from Shakespeare about the causes and prevention of violence?; 1. Shame and guilt in personality and culture; 2. The cycle of violence in history plays; 3. Fathers and mothers: the perversion of love in King Lear and Coriolanus; 4. Make war, not love: Anthony and Cleopatra; 5. The motives and malignity: shame and masculinity in Othello and Macbeth; 6. Moral nihilism and the paralysis of action: Hamlet and Troilus and Cressida; 7. Apocalyptic vioence: Timon of Athens; 8. Transcending morality, preventing violence: Measure for Measure, The Tempest, The Winter's Tale, and The Merchant of Venice; 9. The form and pressure of Shakespeare's time - and ours: what Shakespeare shows us about shame, guilt, love and violence; Acknowledgments.
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