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Re: Abhorred Slave
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 12.1571  Wednesday, 20 June 2001

From:           David Lindley <
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Date:           Tuesday, 19 Jun 2001 20:05:46 +0100
Subject: 12.1525 Re: Abhorred Slave
Comment:        Re: SHK 12.1525 Re: Abhorred Slave

> Prospero's "control of her sexuality", as David Lindley and numerous
> feminist critics would put it, seems to me a little misleading.

Indeed it is, and I emphatically wouldn't put it like that.  It's
Ferdinand's sexuality he wants to control, Caliban's sexuality he
punishes; it's Miranda's chastity he wants to defend, not her sexuality
he wants to control - and I do think these are different things.

David Lindley
Professor of Renaissance Literature
School of English
University of Leeds

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