Masculinity Comparison Essay by cee-cee

A comparative study of male relationships in literature.
# 110576 | 1,171 words | 2 sources | MLA | 2008 | US

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The paper discusses the issue of male relations and friendship which has been discussed in literary texts in different ways. William Shakespeare and Goethe are representative figures of the literary world and are essential authors in the discussion. The paper specifically refers to Shakespeare's "The Merchant of Venice" and Goethe's "The Sorrow of Young Werther", which are significant in highlighting relevant coordinates that defined the way in which male relationships were viewed, depicted and constructed both in terms of reality observation, as well as from the point of view of the literary practice.

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Halio, Jay L., ed. The Merchant of Venice. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1998.
  • Wain, John. The Oxford Library of Short Novels. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1990.

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