Psychoanalytic approaches to The Winter's Tale

Criticism of The Winter's Tale.

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Psychoanalytic approaches to The Winter's Tale

Some critics have argued that Leontes is struggling with homosexual feelings for Polixenes and that the marriage of Perdita and Florizel represents some kind of sublimation for feelings neither King can express.

Murray Schwartz sees the King's nostalgia for childhood in Freudian terms (Oedipus complex)

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