The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 12.0980 Monday, 30 April 2001
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
<if is Antonio's emasculated "tainted wether" kind) <And yet,
<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.
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