The Complete Winter's Tale: An Annotated Edition of the Shakespeare Play

The Complete Winter's Tale: An Annotated Edition of the Shakespeare Play

by Donald Richardson

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The Complete Winter's Tale: An Annotated Edition of the Shakespeare Play by Donald Richardson

Blind rage underlies Leontes' jealousy in The Winter's Tale. Although his jealously is akin to Othello's, it is not carried out to the same extent, thanks to the oracle's pronouncement. While Leontes's change of heart strains credibility, he does redeem himself and, in the process, changes the tragedy into a comedy, or at least a play with a happy resolution.

One might also compare Hermione with Desdemona as both are "more sinned against than sinning" (Lear, III.2). Despite Leontes' reformation, one cannot avoid sympathy for Hermione, she who has been made to pay dearly for her husband's lack of faith and trust. She certainly deserves more.

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ISBN-13: 9781504965873
Publisher: AuthorHouse
Publication date: 12/12/2015
Pages: 294
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.66(d)

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