The Phoenix and the Turtle | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by Sister Mary Bonaventure

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Critical Essay by Sister Mary Bonaventure

SOURCE: "The Phoenix Renewed," in Ball State Teachers College Forum, Vol. V, No. 3, Autumn, 1964, pp. 72-6.

In the following essay, Bonaventure dismisses tragic or paradoxical readings of The Phoenix and Turtle, highlighting instead the poem 's final "harmony of. . . inspired idealism rising to a note of triumph and universal hope. "

There is a suggestion of poetic justice in some of the phenomena which prefaced the fourth centenary of Shakespeare's birth. Witness his Phoenix attesting its immortality by rising with new life and brilliance from the ashes of dry discussions on authenticity and sources to wave in its plumes, in Robert Ellrodt's borrowed image, "various light in different eyes."1

In view of such renewal, special interest attaches to surveys such as those of R. Ellrodt and of J. W. Lever...

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