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Medieval Period (1066-1500) Courtly love
ideals, very
religious
period
Those Eyes... Petrarch "The arms, hands, feets, the beauty that erewhile" Blazon
"Those eyes, `neath which my passionate rapture rose" He is below her (spatial metaphor) and her worships her. Could even be obsessive love. Phallic
symbol?
Renaissance Period (1500-1660) ·…

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Othello "Excellent wretch! Perdition catch my soul/ But I do ove thee! And when I love thee not I Othello to Desdemona
chaos is come again"



"...An old black ram is tupping your white ewe" Iago comparing love/race to animalistic features

"My noble father/ I d perceive here a divided…

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The Anniversary Donne "We shall be thoroughly blessed;" Being married allows them to have a love that is without sin and connect via a spiritual love.

"Here upon earth we're Kings, and none but we/ Can be such Kings...where can do Classical imagery of love as a medieval, noble idea.…

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"Unfortunately for his daughters was entailed by default of heirs male" Inequality of the sexes, the daughters must rely on finding a husband to have a secure future.

"In vain I have struggled. It will not do. My feelings will not be repressed. You must Pride stopped Darcy from admitting…

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The Picture of Dorian Gray "Women are a decorative sex" Harry and misogyny
"It is not merely that I paint him...he is much more than a model or a sitter" Basil and aestheticism Possibly obsession over Dorian
Miss Julie Strindberg "Oh, I'd love to see the whole of your sex…

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