The Winter's Tale | Literature Criticism What Means Sicilia? He Something Seems Unsettled: Sicily, Russia, and Bohemia in The Winter's Tale

This literature criticism consists of approximately 18 pages of analysis & critique of The Winter's Tale.
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R. W. Desai, University of Delhi

The opening scenes of The Winter's Tale bring together royalty from three different regions in Europe: Leontes, king of Sicily, which is in the extreme south, in the Mediterranean region; his wife, Hermione, daughter of the Emperor of Russia in the northeast; and Polixenes, king of Bohemia, now the Czech Republic, also in the northeast. This joining of geographical regions has its counterpoint in the contemporary joining of the regions of literary and other forms of cultural discourse. New Historicism has challenged the long established assumption, theorized by New Criticism, that "Art" is an autonomous aesthetic region which transcends the society, ideology, and culture that forms its matrix. Denying this, New Historicism insists upon a different methodology, a cultural criticism that refuses to see literature...

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