The Rover Part I (1677) Written by a “Person of Quality”: Aphra Behn

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dc.contributor Pérez Rodríguez, Eva María
dc.contributor.author Quirk, María Teresa
dc.date 2020
dc.date.accessioned 2021-01-13T18:32:29Z
dc.date.available 2021-01-13T18:32:29Z
dc.date.issued 2021-01-13
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11201/154852
dc.description.abstract [eng] There is one female playwright of the Restoration period whose work continues to be performed throughout the world. Albeit silenced during the 18th and 19th centuries because of a style of writing not in line with the Romantic and Victorian sensibilities, she was rescued from obscurity in the early 20th century by Virginia Woolf who proclaimed that “all women together ought to let flowers fall upon the tomb of Aphra Behn, for it was she who earned them the right to speak their minds.” This analysis discusses one of her plays: The Rover, the medium through which, using the language of sarcasm and humor, Behn gave agency to her female characters at the end of the 17th century. In doing so, she gave visibility and voice to the female resistance against male dominance. Aphra Behn has passed the baton, in spite of a two-hundred-year hiatus, to the female resistance movements of the 20th century and now globally, in the 21st century, to the #MeToo movement. These are women who, despite having been given ownership of their own voices still face the challenges of abuse of masculinity, and patriarchal dominance. ca
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dc.language.iso eng ca
dc.publisher Universitat de les Illes Balears
dc.rights all rights reserved
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subject 8 - Lingüística i literatura ca
dc.subject 81 - Lingüística i llengües ca
dc.subject.other Comedy ca
dc.subject.other Aphra Behn ca
dc.subject.other Male Violence ca
dc.subject.other Rape Culture ca
dc.subject.other The Rover ca
dc.title The Rover Part I (1677) Written by a “Person of Quality”: Aphra Behn ca
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/bachelorThesis ca
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