Souls with Longing: Representations of Honor and Love in by Bernard J. Dobski,Dustin A. Gish,John Alvis,George

By Bernard J. Dobski,Dustin A. Gish,John Alvis,George Anastaplo,Glenn Arbery,John Briggs,Paul Cantor,Leon Craig,Scott Crider,Carson Holloway,David Lowenthal,Carol McNamara,Laurence D. Nee

The works of William Shakespeare vividly characterize for our admiration and examine a competition of souls with longing in whose wake we endlessly stick with. via a few of his such a lot memorable characters, Shakespeare illuminates the character and character—as good as consequences—of our distinctively human passions and ambition, specifically our wish for and pursuit of either honor and love. The members to this collaborative quantity (scholars in English Literature, Political Philosophy, and the arts) argue that Shakespeare has a lot to coach us approximately our eager for honor and love particularly, and hence approximately who we're, what we wish, and why. via sustained mirrored image at the Shakespearean pics of honor and love, that are the focal point of the chapters in Souls With Longing, we develop into extra keenly conscious of our personal humanity and are available to grasp ourselves extra profoundly. because the abiding approval for his works aptly demonstrates, Shakespeare’s unforgettable snap shots of souls with longing—his representations of honor and love—continue to exert indisputable sway over our political, ethical, and romantic imaginations.

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