Date of Award

Spring 5-9-2017

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

Departments/Programs

English

First Advisor

Cristina León Alfar

Second Advisor

Gavin Hollis

Academic Program Adviser

Amy Robbins

Abstract

This argument reshapes the thinking about masculine dominance in Measure for Measure, and considers the patriarchy as a series of socially constructed, hence artificial, rules and regulations. It also explores how Isabella’s discourse and celibacy empower her to defy the constraints of early modern paradigms and achieve individual freedom.

 
 

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