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Author: Monica Brzezinski Potkay

Title: Incest as Theology in Shelley's The Cenci

Subtitle: -

Journal: The Wordsworth Circle

Volume: 35

Issue: 2

Year: Spring 2004

Pages: 57-65

ISSN: 0043-8006 – Find a Library: WordCat

Language: English

Keywords: Modern History: 19th Century | European History: English History | Offenders: Fathers; Representations: Literary Texts / Percy Bysshe Shelley; Types: Incestual Rape; Victims: Daughters


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Author: Monica Brzezinski Potkay, Department of English, College of William and Mary

Abstract: »This essay interprets Percy Bysshe Shelley's verse-drama "The Cenci." Concept of the drama; Symbolism of Cenci's rape of his daughter; Consideration of the work as a critique to Christian theology; Consideration of Count Cenci as a representation of God the Father.« (Source: EBSCOhost)

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