Premium Content Gender Expectations and Courtship in As You Like It and Twelfth Night
By Carly Czajka - April 03, 2009
Although some Shakespearean plays carve out a more passive, male-defined role for women, such as that which is exemplified through Ophelia’s obedience to Polonius in Hamlet, the comedies of As You Like It and Twelfth Night explore women’s potential for unexpected honesty, especially within the dynamics of courtship. In As You Like It, the female…
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