Women in Volpone and Paradise Lost

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    • Celia as the ideal woman
      • "blazing star of Italy" 1,5,109
        • Physical appearance
      • never "stir(s) abroad, but to the church" 2,5,46
        • Pure and christian
      • Celia given no say in deal with Volpone "she shall do't" 2,6,74
      • "Obediant" 3,7,31
      • "Before your honour?" 3,7,38 - worries about her husband Corvino's honour before her own welfare
      • Only speaks once throughout the first court scene 4,4
        • "seen and not heard"
        • Compare to Lady Would-Be
          • "Another flood of words" 3,4,63
          • "eternal tongue" 3,4
    • Independence is negative - Eve and Lady Would-Be
      • "Before I feigned diseases; now I have one" - Volpone 3,4,61
      • "alone The woman, opportune to all attempts" - Paradise Lost (Satan)
    • Importance of physical beauty in Celia and Eve
      • "beauty ripe as harvest" - Volpone
      • "Heavenly form" - Paradise Lost
      • Renders Satan "stupidly good"
    • Innocence/ vulnerability
      • "feminine" followed by "graceful innocence" - Paradise Lost pg 219
      • "virgin majesty of Eve" - pg 214
      • Description of Celia as "whiter than a swan" and "soft" - white and soft connote to innocence
    • "nothing lovelier can be found in woman, than to study household good, and good works in her husband to promote" - Paradise Lost

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