Blake + Volpone critics

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Parker on: family units
"All its family units are distorted by greed"
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the Avocatori
"The avocatori fail to live up to the social responsabilities implied by the reiterated title of 'fatherhoods'"
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Voltore
"betrays [...] his profession as a lawyer"
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animals
"men imitate the lust and savagery of animals, not their wisdom"
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Nano, Castrone and Androgyno
"provide theatrical emblems of Volpone's spiritual deformity"
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acting
"one of the Fox's main delights, a defining aspect of his personality"
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the power of acting
"the power this gives [...] excites more than either gold or sexual possession"
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Avocatori as judges
"corrupt as judges, little better than the rogues they censure"
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Johnson on the Innocence poems
"manifestly uterocentric"
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Sturrock on: the mother
"clearly preferred to the father as an image of safekeeping"
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females in Experience
"self destructive as well as destructive of others"
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the female in My Pretty Rose Tree
"not only the sexual female but also the maternal female is threatening"
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Sehgal on: Innocence
"expresses the happiness of a child's first thoughts on life...purity, joy and security"
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Experience
"guilt, misery and tyranny"
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The Sick Rose
"shows the destructive effects of sexual repression"
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Sagar on: Innocence poems
"they mime the state of infancy in their simplicity and vulnerability"
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A Divine Image
"clearly a description of humanity under the iron rule of Urizen"
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Norton on The Chimney Sweeper
"the vision is heaven is an intoxicating contrast with the bleak depiction of the sweeps' lives"
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"The avocatori fail to live up to the social responsabilities implied by the reiterated title of 'fatherhoods'"

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the Avocatori

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"betrays [...] his profession as a lawyer"

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"men imitate the lust and savagery of animals, not their wisdom"

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"provide theatrical emblems of Volpone's spiritual deformity"

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