The Winter's Tale | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by Northrop Frye

This literature criticism consists of approximately 17 pages of analysis & critique of The Winter's Tale.
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Critical Essay by Northrop Frye

SOURCE: "Recognition in The Winter's Tale" in Essays on Shakespeare and Elizabethan Drama, edited by Richard Hosley, University of Missouri Press, 1962, pp. 235-46.

In the following essay, Frye examines the dramatic contrast found in The Winter's Tale, focusing on the differences between the human artsmusic, poetry, and magicand the power of the gods and nature, as well as the truths these elements reveal.

In structure The Winter's Tale, like King Lear, falls into two main parts separated by a storm. The fact that they are also separated by sixteen years is less important. The first part ends with the ill-fated Antigonus caught between a bear and a raging sea, echoing a passage in one of Lear's storm speeches. This first part is the "winter's tale...

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