Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
Cristina León Alfar
Academic Program Adviser
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.
Vivona, Gina, "The Sounds of Silence; Or, Isabella’s Counter Discourse in Measure for Measure" (2017). CUNY Academic Works.