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Critical Review by Leigh Hunt

SOURCE: Hunt, Leigh. “Leigh Hunt, Review, The Indicator.” In Shelley: The Critical Heritage, edited by James E. Barcus, pp. 200-06. London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1975.

In the following excerpt, originally published in 1820, Hunt lauds Shelley's use of imagination, details his characterization, and compares the author to classical dramatists.

‘The highest moral purpose aimed at in the highest species of the drama, is the teaching the human heart, through its sympathies and antipathies, the knowledge of itself; in proportion to the possession of which knowledge, every human being is wise, just, sincere, tolerant, and kind. If dogmas can do more, it is well: but a drama is no fit place for the enforcement of them. Undoubtedly, no person can be truly dishonoured by the act of another; and the fit return to make to the most enormous...

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