The Winter's Tale | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by Mary Ellen Lamb

This literature criticism consists of approximately 35 pages of analysis & critique of The Winter's Tale.
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Critical Essay by Mary Ellen Lamb

SOURCE: “Engendering the Narrative Act: Old Wives' Tales in The Winter's Tale, Macbeth, and The Tempest,” in Criticism, Vol. XL, No. 4, Fall, 1998, pp. 529-53.

In the following essay, Lamb analyzes the role of women's folk tales and their influence in The Winter's Tale, Macbeth, and The Tempest.

As Macbeth stares in terror at Banquo's ghost during a banquet for the Scottish lords, Lady Macbeth contemptuously compares his hallucination to oral narratives circulated among women:

                          
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