DofM: Sexual Freedom / Opression Critical Readings

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“Any woman whose behaviour departs from the norms of passivity and silence is labeled and condemned as a ‘whore,’ ‘fury,’ or ‘devil’”
SOCIAL COMMENTARY AND THE FEMININE CENTER IN JOHN WEBSTER Somer Marie Stahl
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Whatever the reason behind it, in every occupation in which women’s work was restricted, the women themselves objected.
Women in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance: Literary and Historical Perspectives. - Mary E. Wiesner
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However, both of Webster’s tragedies, The White Devil and The Duchess of Malfi, portray their leading female character as being trapped in a world of masculine power
SOCIAL COMMENTARY AND THE FEMININE CENTER IN JOHN WEBSTER Somer Marie Stahl
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“Women are double victims. In the ideal patriarchal system they are displayed as proxies of masculine power, and vessels of masculine legitimate power”
Webster: The Tragedies (Analyzing Texts) - Aughterson Kate
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Whatever the reason behind it, in every occupation in which women’s work was restricted, the women themselves objected.

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Women in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance: Literary and Historical Perspectives. - Mary E. Wiesner

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However, both of Webster’s tragedies, The White Devil and The Duchess of Malfi, portray their leading female character as being trapped in a world of masculine power

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“Women are double victims. In the ideal patriarchal system they are displayed as proxies of masculine power, and vessels of masculine legitimate power”

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