Open Access Senior Thesis
Bachelor of Arts
© 2014 Vittoria Mollo
This thesis delves deep into an analysis of madness in two seventeenth century tragic plays: William Shakespeare's Macbeth and John Webster's The Duchess of Malfi. The first portion of the dissertation will provide historical background and context. The rest will be a critical literary analysis centered around the argument that both plays present an inextricable connection between loss of mental clarity and gender.
Mollo, Vittoria, ""A Great Man's Madness": An Inquiry Into Sanity and Gender in Jacobean Tragedy" (2015). Scripps Senior Theses. 550.