The Rape of Lucrece | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by Robert L. Montgomery, Jr.

This literature criticism consists of approximately 15 pages of analysis & critique of The Rape of Lucrece.
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Critical Essay by Robert L. Montgomery, Jr.

SOURCE: Montgomery, Robert L., Jr. “Shakespeare's Gaudy: The Method of The Rape of Lucrece.” In Studies in Honor of DeWitt T. Starnes, edited by Thomas P. Harrison, Archibald A. Hill, Ernest C. Mossner, and James Sledd, pp. 25-36. Austin: The University of Texas Press, 1967.

In the following essay, Montgomery studies Shakespeare's abundant use of formal, patterned rhetoric in The Rape of Lucrece, maintaining that through this extravagant rhetoric Shakespeare shifted the reader's perspective, established mood, explored the psychology of his characters, moralized, and suggested a philosophical framework for the poem.

Whatever Shakespeare made of the legend of Lucrece, it is not a story in the usual sense, and it is not dramatic. His treatment of what Ovid, Livy, Chaucer, and Painter passed on to him is an expansion and...

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