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Critical Essay by Joel Fineman

SOURCE: "Shakespeare's Will: The Temporality of Rape," in Representations, No. 20, Fall, 1987, pp. 25-76.

In the essay that follows, Fineman examines the imagery and rhetorical movements of The Rape of Lucrece and in particular considers the significance of time in the poem.

There is a great difference, whether any Booke choose his Patrones, or finde them. This hath done both

—Editors' Dedication to The Shakespeare First

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The loue I dedicate to your Lordship is without end: wherof this Pamphlet without beginning is but a superfluous Moity.

—Shakespeare's Dedication to "The Rape of

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Lucius Tarquinius (for his excessive pride surnamed Superbus), after he had caused his own father-inlaw Servius Tullius to be cruelly murd'red, and contrary to the Roman laws and customs, not requiring or staying for the...

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