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the-spanish-tragedy-thomas-kydSources: Beyond the Spanish Tragedy: A Study of the Works of Thomas Kyd by Lukas Erne, Britaininprint.net, Encylopaedia BritannicaCopyright © 2017 Course Hero, Inc.Hieronimo, Act 3, Scene 6, Lines 9-10hat only I to all men just must be,And neither gods nor men be just to me. Rope & KnifeSymbolize the means of murder and suicideFruit TreeIllustrates the way life hangs in the balance—and the certainty of deathBloody HandkerchiefRepresents a chivalric token marred by tragedySymbolsMain CharactersHieronimos son; honest, brave, and chivalrous young Deputy to the Knight MarshalHoratioImperious young noblewoman and Horatios lover; helps Hieronimo seek revengeBel-ImperiaBoastful and cruel young nobleman; lies, manipulates, and murders HoratioLorenzoElderly gentleman courtier; becomes mad and seeks revenge after his son is murderedHieronimoLondon born and educated, Kyd wrote only two plays that can be attributed to him for certain. The Spanish Tragedy enjoyed tremendous popularity in its day and was performed at least 29 times in four London theaters between 1587 and 1592. The play was still being performed when the theaters closed in 1642.THOMAS KYD1558–94AuthorUnable to obtain justice for his sons murder, Hieronimo turns to revenge.Revenge vs. LawRoyalty and noblemen evade justice while courtiers and commoners are punished.Privilege of RankBoth love and war are characterized by extreme and unreasonable passions.Love & WarDeprived of justice for the murder of his only son, the respected courtier Hieronimo abandons legal redress and seeks revenge. The slow process of revenge unfolds through a series of tragic events taking place amidst conflict between Spain and Portugal in the late 16th century.The Bloody Price of RevengeTHEMESEnglishOriginal Languagec. 1587Year WrittenThomas KydAuthorThe Spanish TragedyTragedyPlay

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