Date of Award

Fall 1967

Degree Type

Thesis - Restricted

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

Department

English

First Advisor

McCanles, Michael

Second Advisor

Hawn, Victor

Third Advisor

Thore, Jerome

Abstract

This thesis takes a thematic approach to three of Shakespeare's early works. The Sonnets, Venus and Adonis and The Rape of Lucrece and aims to demonstrate a consistency between all three in the treatment of love relationships, with particular reference to lust, narcissism and chastity.

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