Date of Award
Master of Arts in English Composition
This thesis examines the complex and conflicting arguments surrounding the crime of rape in early modern England and how the important literary texts, Sir Philip Sidney's Arcadias, explore the issue of rape. The thesis explores Sidney's attitude toward a system that sanctioned systematic sexual violence towards women as expressed in the text; as part of this it explores the way that the text differentiates rape from seduction.
Bullard, Angela Denise, "The representation of rape in Sir Philip Sidney's Arcadias" (2005). Theses Digitization Project. 2826.