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Critical Essay | Critical Essay by Peggy Muñoz Simonds

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Critical Essay by Peggy Muñoz Simonds

SOURCE: “Platonic Horses in The Two Noble Kinsmen: From Passion to Temperance,” in Renaissance Papers, 1998, pp. 91-101.

In the following essay, Simonds contends that The Two Noble Kinsmen provides a “sophisticated and amused” analysis of several different kinds of love. Simonds focuses on the play's treatment of Platonic love—the love and spiritual friendship between two males, and the courtly love between a man and a woman—and argues that as tragicomedy the play's ending celebrates the Platonic virtue of temperance in the lawful marriage between a man and woman. At the same time, Simonds highlights the satirical aspects of the dramatists' portrayal of this type of Platonic love.

The Two Noble Kinsmen by William Shakespeare and John Fletcher is a Renaissance...

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