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: Vulnerable Crests of Renaissance Selves

James Kuzner

in Open Subjects

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print June 2011 | ISBN: 9780748642533
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748651580 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3366/edinburgh/9780748642533.003.0001
: Vulnerable Crests of Renaissance Selves

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This chapter introduces the concept of vulnerability, which was first used in Shakespeare's Macbeth, where the titular character seeks to make up for his vulnerability with self-defensive violence. The chapter also addresses the question of whether vulnerability is the evil people so often believe it to be. It mentions concepts such as republican thought, selfhood, and unbounded selves, and presents a summary of the chapters included in this book.

Keywords: vulnerability; Macbeth; evil; republican thought; unbounded selves; selfhood

Chapter.  3858 words. 

Subjects: Literary Studies (1500 to 1800)

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