The Cenci | Critical Essay by Jean Hall

This literature criticism consists of approximately 20 pages of analysis & critique of The Cenci.
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Critical Essay by Jean Hall

SOURCE: Hall, Jean. “The Socialized Imagination: Shelley's The Cenci and Prometheus Unbound.Studies in Romanticism 23, no. 3 (fall 1984): 339-50.

In the following essay, Hall analyzes the relationship between The Cenci and Prometheus Unbound, specifically focusing on themes of imagination and social reality in the works.

The Cenci was written during an interlude between Shelley's creation of the first three acts of Prometheus Unbound and the last. Obviously these plays stand in opposition to each other: the poet describes Prometheus Unbound as a “Lyrical Drama” employing imagery drawn from “the operations of the human mind” and designed to encourage “beautiful idealisms of moral excellence”; on the other hand, The Cenci is a tragedy featuring imagery adapted to “the illustration of strong feeling”...

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