DofM: Sexuality Critical Readings

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  • Created on: 13-11-17 18:41
"...As a woman, she combines virtue with powerful sexual desire."
The Duchess of Malfi and Renaissance women - Dympna Callaghan
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"Webster’s Duchess exercises transgressive, independent sexual agency in defiance of social conventions not through infidelity but through marriage"
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"This widow attempts to secure herself politically by divorcing her natural body [via marriage], [a marriage] hidden from her public life as a ruler
Negotiating the Female Body in John Webster's "The Duchess of Malfi" Author(s): Theodora A. Jankowski
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Webster's character places her private desire to marry Antonio above her public responsibility as a ruler, an action that identifies her with her corrupt brothers
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"Webster’s Duchess exercises transgressive, independent sexual agency in defiance of social conventions not through infidelity but through marriage"

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"This widow attempts to secure herself politically by divorcing her natural body [via marriage], [a marriage] hidden from her public life as a ruler

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Webster's character places her private desire to marry Antonio above her public responsibility as a ruler, an action that identifies her with her corrupt brothers

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