Manfred | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by Stuart M. Sperry

George Gordon (Noel), Lord Byron
This literature criticism consists of approximately 20 pages of analysis & critique of Manfred.
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Critical Essay by Stuart M. Sperry

SOURCE: Sperry, Stuart M. “Byron and the Meaning of Manfred.Criticism 16, no. 3 (summer 1974): 189-202.

In the following essay, Sperry places Manfred within the context of Byron's life and career, suggesting that the writing of the play represented for its author a personal catharsis that enabled him to write Don Juan.

I am content to follow to its source Every event in action or in thought; Measure the lot; forgive myself the lot! When such as I cast out remorse So great a sweetness flows into the breast We must laugh and we must sing, We are blest by everything, Everything we look upon is blest. 

W. B. Yeats, “A Dialogue of Self and Soul”

Byron's greatest drama, Manfred, holds an important transitional place within the scope of his career as writer...

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