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Critical Essay by Barbara Groseclose

SOURCE: Groseclose, Barbara. “The Incest Motif in Shelley's The Cenci.Comparative Drama 19, no. 3 (fall 1985): 222-39.

In the following essay, Groseclose discusses how parent-child incest functions as a metaphor for tyranny in The Cenci.

Mary Shelley admired her husband's 1819 play, The Cenci, because it was, she felt, the most direct of his works.1 The author himself, apparently both pleased and abashed that the writing of the drama consumed scarcely two months, implied a similar simplicity when he told E. J. Trelawny that in The Cenci he had expended considerably less effort on poetic language and “metaphysics” than was his wont.2 One scarcely wishes to contradict the two persons most intimately connected with the work, but a survey of the critical literature suggests that the drama is among the poet's densest...

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