Father-Daughter Relationships in Shakespearean Plays
The paper analyzes the use of father-daughter relationships in the plays of William Shakespeare, and focuses on the influence the daughter often possesses over her father.
# 28867 | 1,164 words | 4 sources | MLA | 2002 |
Published on Jul 09, 2003 in English (Analysis) , Shakespeare (Other Plays and Comparisons) , Shakespeare (King Lear) , Shakespeare (General)
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The paper looks at the importance of the father-daughter relationship to the playwright and the Sixteenth Century society he wrote for. The paper highlights the Shakespearean play "King Lear" as containing the perfect example of such a relationship, in the way King Lear loved Cordelia, his third daughter. The paper also examines other heroines of Shakespeare who have also been shown in roles as daughters, where they either help their fathers or become a source of genuine comfort for them.
From the Paper:"The relationship between a father and his daughter is one of the most beautiful bonds that Nature has created and is unique in the sense that it provides both the concerned parties a kind of comfort that is missing from father-son relationship. Why this happens is probably not known. But the answer to this question is certainly grounded in psychology, which makes one authority figure deeply care about a younger dependent of opposite sex. While it was in recent times only that we came to learn and appreciate the significance of this bond, Shakespeare was a genius to have felt, detected and illustrated it in 16th century when he used his plays to highlight the beauty and worth of this important connection."
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