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03 December 2009



I think it might also be argued that R and J doesn't actually advocate disobeying parents - it's not a play I feel I know *very* well (even though I teach Eng Lit) but I think it could be argued that the young lovers, although sympathetic, are presented as rash, and that their fate is (though tragic) a result of this rashness. But I'm not sure. Either way I'm glad this woman isn't my children's English teacher! (A similar point could be made of the Duchess of Malfi - ie that modern readers are, perhaps, inclined to be more unequivocally sympathetic to her than Webster's own contemporaries.)

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