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Rs: Volpone's Bastards
Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 4, No. 260.  Saturday, 24 April 1993.
 
(1)     From:   Daniel Pigg <IVAD@UTMARTN.BITNET>
        Date:   Saturday, 24 Apr 93 10:34:59 CST
        Subj:   SHK 4.0258 Q: Volpone's Bastards
 
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        Date:   Saturday, 24 Apr 93 11:38:02 PDT
        Subj:   SHK 4.0258  Q: Volpone's Bastards
 
 
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From:           Daniel Pigg <IVAD@UTMARTN.BITNET>
Date:           Saturday, 24 Apr 93 10:34:59 CST
Subject: Q: Volpone's Bastards
Comment:        SHK 4.0258 Q: Volpone's Bastards
 
I have always taken this statment at face value as an indication of the
kind of person that Volpone is.  That his offspring are "less" than
fully normal is merely an indication of Volpone's own perverted self.
He could produce no better.  They mirror him.  Daniel Pigg
 
Daniel Pigg
Department of English
University of Tennessee at Martin
IVAD@UTMARTN.BITNET
 
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Date:           Saturday, 24 Apr 93 11:38:02 PDT
Subject: Q: Volpone's Bastards
Comment:        SHK 4.0258  Q: Volpone's Bastards
 
I think the issue is meant to be somewhat vague and suggestive rather than
literal. But the suggestiveness is of a distortion of Volpone's generative
capacities that deepends the sense of the sterility and corruption of his life
and world.
 

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