Measure for Measure Essay

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Source: "Taking the Measure of Manliness," in Dalhousie Review, Vol   63, No.1, Spring, 1983, pp. 125-34.

[Huebert looks at Shakespeare's definition if manliness in his plays in general and in Measure for Measure in particular and concludes that, judging from such characters as Pompey, Claudio, Lucio, and Angelo, Shakespeare settled on courage, accountability, honesty, and earthiness as the qualities of man hood. Huebert awes that while all four of these characters achieve a degreeif manliness by the end if the play the Duke, by contrast, fails to prove himself.]

In choosing a title for this essay I've taken the liberty of referring casually to Measure for Measure, by first name only, and I've suggested that manliness is the particular question that interests me as I read it. To prevent falSe expectations, I should admit that I'm not proposing a feminist interpretation of the play, and I'll have little to...

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