PROSPERO’S ISLAND TODAY: POWER RELATIONS IN WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE’S THE TEMPEST AND MARINA WARNER’S INDIGO
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FORMAT: Tiparit PAGINI: 282 LIMBA: Română
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Intertextuality is not a postmodern idea, as it existed long before postmodernism. However, intertextuality received new meanings, as the postmodern novel developed in a context of globalism and multiculturalism. Moreover, in such a globalized environment, the marginal becomes central, the unseen becomes visible, and the unheard becomes one of the strongest voices. Marina Warner’s novel Indigo is concerned with representing the absences in the Shakespearian play The Tempest, and also with twisting the stereotypical images that have been cemented and canonized over time.
Domenii de interes:
- Studii literare
- William Shakespeare
- The Tempest
- Marina Warner
FOREWORD (pp. 7-8)
INTRODUCTION (pp. 9-28)
CHAPTER I (pp. 29-80) – Political Themes in William Shakespeare’s The Tempest
Politics on Prospero’s Island; Shakespeare, Machiavelli and Montaigne; Prospero, the Machiavellian Ruler; Legitimacy and Conspiracy; Marital Politics; Prospero’s Panopticon; Prospero’s Island as a Place of Exile and Transfiguration; Gonzalo’s Utopian Commonwealth.
CHAPTER II (pp. 81-114) – Marina Warner’s Female Communities
Caribbean tribes; Sycorax’s Caribbean Island; Sycorax’s Attempted Matriarchy; Sycorax and Ariel: The Amazonian Queens.
CHAPTER III (pp. 115-186) – Colonial and Postcolonial Discourses
Colonial Encounters; The Language of the Master; Attempted and Successful Rape; Hybridism and In-Betweenness; Neocolonialism; Independence; Hi/Stories of the Past.
CHAPTER IV (pp. 187-224) – Family Issues: Fathers and Sons/ Mothers and Daughters
Almighty Fathers; Ferdinand’s “Adoption”; Monstrous Mothers; Fairytale Daughters.
CHAPTER V (pp. 225-258) – Esoteric power
Prospero, the Magus; Ferdinand’s Initiation; Sycorax, the Witch; Serafine, the Storyteller; Ariel, the Seducer.
CONCLUSION (pp. 259-264)
WORKS CITED (pp. 265-280)