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Unformatted text preview: material goods? In other words, in the sixteenth-century England, when women of Whitneys status did not and could not own anything, in what ways does writing a mock will, in which she pretends to bequeath possessions to London, address this social inequality? d. How do you see the speaker empower herself in this mock-will? What is the greatest legacy that the speaker of the will leaves to London? e. Does the speaker of the poem find a community? If so, how and if not, why not? Compare: Whitney and Elizabeth I In Whitneys Will and Testament and Elizabeth Is Speech to the Troops at Tilbury, both speakers are doing something that is not customary during the sixteenth-century England: a woman speaking in public space. How do they address the vulnerability of their gender (note that they belong to two different classes) and empower themselves differently?...
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This note was uploaded on 03/21/2011 for the course COLT 374gm taught by Professor Rosenthal during the Spring '11 term at USC.
- Spring '11