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Harvey Sham February 7, 2007 Professor Lee Exercise 2 Yachnin and the Literary Field Paul Yachnin’s essay entitled “Shakespeare and the Idea of Obedience: Gonzalo in The Tempest ” debates the importance of political and historical influences on the play as well as the significance of having the character Gonzalo. The issue, Yachnin argues, is that a wise and critical reader must see the play at “the historical moment of its production and reception” (34). In literature, Yachnin believes that in order for the reader to fully comprehend the work’s true meaning, he must step back and realize what the author intends to portray to his original audience. Yachnin claims that at the time in which the play was performed, the audience was more concerned with domestic European affairs rather than New World issues overseas. The author states that readers today have different motives and agendas that they feel should be addressed as they read literary works such as The Tempest . Furthermore, Yachnin classifies The Tempest as a text in the literary field of political discourse. This suggests that Shakespeare’s play
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This note was uploaded on 04/08/2008 for the course EN 2220 taught by Professor Lee during the Spring '07 term at BU.

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