An exploration of Femininity in Shakespeare's Tragedies.(Hamlet)

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An exploration of Femininity in Shakespeare's Tragedies. (Hamlet). In a patriarchal structured society femininity and the female are restricted or defined by the socio-cultural precepts imposed by the male hegemony. Therefore, in order to examine the feminine as presented in Hamlet and other plays, I believe, we must have at the fore-front of our minds the masculine system which surrounds the feminine. For this reason, I propose the most satisfactory means of examining the role …

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