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Re: Tragic Hero
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 12.0874  Wednesday, 18 April 2001

From:           Frank Whigham <
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Date:           Tuesday, 17 Apr 2001 11:12:13 -0500
Subject: 12.0869 Re: Tragic Hero
Comment:        Re: SHK 12.0869 Re: Tragic Hero

> Cf. also

Siegel, Paul N. "Shylock, the Elizabethan Puritan, and Our Own World,"
in Shakespeare in His Time and Ours. Notre Dame, 1968.

> >In considering Shakespeare's attitude towards Shylock and his purposes
> >in dramatizing him as he did, it might be well to consider that the
> >Protestant reformers regarded themselves to a great extent as the
> >inheritors of the legacy of the original Jews of the Old Testament, a
> >return to basics after the excesses of Rome.
>
> This point is taken up by Thomas H. Luxon in an article online with
> EMLS:   http://purl.oclc.org/emls/04-3/luxoshak.html  He does not,
> however, develop this notion in the same direction that you do.

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