The Feminist Voices In Restoration Comedy: The Virtuous Women In The Play Worlds Of Etherege, Wycherley, And Congreve Douglas M. Young

ISBN: 9780761806813

Published: May 22nd 1997

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The Feminist Voices In Restoration Comedy: The Virtuous Women In The Play Worlds Of Etherege, Wycherley, And Congreve  by  Douglas M. Young

The Feminist Voices In Restoration Comedy: The Virtuous Women In The Play Worlds Of Etherege, Wycherley, And Congreve by Douglas M. Young
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Sir George Etherege, William Wycherley and William Congreve introduce into their play-worlds major female characters who demand independence and equality from their male counterparts. This book focuses on each major female character who demandsMoreSir George Etherege, William Wycherley and William Congreve introduce into their play-worlds major female characters who demand independence and equality from their male counterparts.

This book focuses on each major female character who demands independence and equality of her gallant-libertine before she will commit to marriage or courtship with him. This demand for equality is a contrast to the social and marital relationships found in the real world of 17th century English Restoration society where marriage was a bargaining process for property and where the woman was treated as the mans property.

Each of the three playwrights develops his virtuous women in a different way. Wycherleys approach to his characters, for instance, is quite different from that of Etherege and Congreve. But in each case, the playwrights present major female characters who prove themselves superior in wit and wisdom and thoroughly modern in their outlook.



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