Language and Value in Shakespeare's Troilus and Cressida
English Language and Literature | Reading and Language
Among the ironies involved in this piece of "monumental mock'ry" is that Troilus and Cressida offers the quintessential expression of the Elizabethan idea of order. Ulysses' degree speech, amidst a context of chaos and at a time in history when it has all but ceased to apply.
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Greene, Gayle, “Language and Value in ‘Troilus and Cressida’,” Studies in English Literature 21(2) (Spring, 1981), pp. 271-285