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Re: JC and Psychoanalysis
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 12.0980  Monday, 30 April 2001

From:           Judith M. Craig <
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Date:           Friday, 27 Apr 2001 14:07:16 -0400
Subject: 12.0948 Re: JC and Psychoanalysis
Comment:        Re: SHK 12.0948 Re: JC and Psychoanalysis

Yvonne Bruce writes:

<I simply cannot think of a significant character in
<Shakespeare who does not have a sexual <component to his character
(even
<if is Antonio's emasculated "tainted wether" kind) <And yet,
Shakespeare
<very nearly eliminates sexuality from _JC_.

Portia is certainly a significant character in JC.  Using your own
criteria, she does have a "component"--why would she swallow hot coals
when Brutus commits suicide?

Why would Calpurnia care when she has a dream warning her husband not to
go out on the ides of March if she has no "sexual component?''

I weary of circular arguments and plots.

JC

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