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Title: Shakespeare and a cult of solitude
Author: Dillon, Janette
ISNI:       0000 0001 3424 5194
Awarding Body: University of Oxford
Current Institution: University of Oxford
Date of Award: 1978
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Part Two demonstrates the centrality pf this preoccupation with solitude and the definition of the self in Shakespeare's work, comparing and contrasting the development of his ideas with that of his contemporaries. The thesis considers Shakespeare's sympathies, moral judgements r and ideals through the changing perspectives on the solitary from play to play, Despite his sensitivity to the deepest levels of the contemporary cult of solitude, Shakespeare finally keeps faith with the essentially medieval ideal of the social bond. Solitude, for him, fails as an ideal, and is acceptable only where the social ideal is irreparably corrupted.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: Criticism and interpretation ; Solitude in literature