winterstalept2

winterstalept2 - Professor Rhonda Sanford ENGLISH 3573-3...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Professor Rhonda Sanford ENGLISH 3573-3 Assignment 8 pt.2 Women and Nature are the Issue in The Winter’s Tale Carol Thomas Neely’s essay “ The Winter’s Tale : Women and Issue” asserts that the “final reconciliations”(171) of the play are products of the actions of the women figures: Hermione, Paulina, and Perdita. “They are more active, central, and fully developed than the women in the other romances” (170). Neely also argues that the play has a heavy emphasis on “life’s rhythms” which the women are responsible for helping the men embrace such qualities of life. Part of “life’s rhythms” is the beginning of life itself. Childbirth is the ultimate beginning of the great rhythm of life and Neely feels it is a “literal and symbolic”(171) center of the play. Neely develops her argument through key passages and lines from the play that are closely related to the emphasis on childbirth. There are many metaphors throughout the play alluding to the great “process” of life and reproduction. The play also contains an absence of women in its beginning playing heavy
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Image of page 2
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Page1 / 3

winterstalept2 - Professor Rhonda Sanford ENGLISH 3573-3...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 2. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online