Shakespeare Attacks Bigotry: A Close Reading of Six Plays

Shakespeare Attacks Bigotry: A Close Reading of Six Plays

By: Elaine L. Robinson (author)Paperback

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In this work, the author argues that Renaissance humanism created a system of bigotry and eroded the practice of Christianity, and that Shakespeare, through his works, attempted to expose and ridicule that shift. The book examines six of Shakespeare's plays - ""Titus Andronicus"", ""The Merchant of Venice"", ""Hamlet"", ""Othello"", ""King Lear"" and ""Macbeth"" - and explores how they satirized humanism's grounding in Aristotle's philosophy of slavery and supremacy. Shakespeare, it is argued, used characters like Hamlet and Aaron the Moor to lampoon that bigotry, and his stance against racism and humanism revealed his Catholic faith.

About Author

Elaine L. Robinson is a retired instructor living in New Hope, Pennsylvania.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780786440399
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 216
  • ID: 9780786440399
  • ISBN10: 0786440392

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