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dc.creatorRoden, Christian Timothy
dc.date.created2011
dc.date.issued2011
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11021/23162
dc.descriptionThesis; [FULL-TEXT RESTRICTED TO WASHINGTON AND LEE UNIVERSITY LOGIN]en_US
dc.descriptionChristian Timothy Roden is a member of the Class of 2011 of Washington and Lee University.en_US
dc.description.abstractIn Feste, Touchstone, and Lear's fool, we see the care Shakespeare bestowed on these characters. While neither particularly romantic nor overly dramatic figures, their role significantly aids the dramatic progression of the plot and the philosophical potential of their plays. By developing a methodology of fooling, Shakespeare gives us the tools to better understand what it might mean to be wise. His methods of exploring fooling, developing a methodology and testing it in specific cases, show that while an ideal of wise folly exists, it can come in many different forms, and adapt itself to different personalities. Fools are not stock characters, no more than Hamlet is. They are human, and care about those around them enough to reprove them, even when it is not easy. As humans, they are just as capable of mistakes and failure. Their humor and hopefulness, however, make their reproof effective in ways that other character types cannot achieve. [From the Conclusion]en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityChristian Roden
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dc.subject.otherWashington and Lee University -- Honors in Englishen_US
dc.titleShakespeare's folly : a methodology of fooling (thesis)en_US
dc.typeTexten_US
dc.rights.holderRoden, Christian Timothy
dc.subject.fastFools and jesters in literatureen_US
dc.subject.fastShakespeare, William, 1564-1616en_US


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