Pericles | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by Leo Paul S. de Alvarez

This literature criticism consists of approximately 33 pages of analysis & critique of Pericles.
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Critical Essay by Leo Paul S. de Alvarez

SOURCE: de Alvarez, Leo Paul S. “The Soul of the Sojourner: Pericles, Prince of Tyre.” In Shakespeare's Last Plays: Essays in Literature and Politics, edited by Stephen W. Smith and Travis Curtright, pp. 197-215. Lanham, Md.: Lexington Books, 2002.

In the following essay, Alvarez argues that Pericles's journey to understanding moves from external to internal as he realizes that the harmony of the soul is achieved through the union of three parts: the “appetitive, the spirited, and the intellective.”

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The story of Pericles1 is one that, like the story of Troilus and Cressida, was very popular in the Middle Ages, as the story of Apollonius of Tyre. One of the principal tellers of the story was John Gower, who appears here, in the play, as the narrator. Gower is...

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