Shakespeare's Promises артикул 1308a.
Shakespeare's Promises артикул 1308a.

Book Description "It is impossible to imagine any kind of moral life without obligations, and impossible to imagine obligations without types of promises We are always up against them Before we ever reflect on what a promise is, we have made them andare expected to make more of them We are born into nations that enter into treaties and agreements обюйв Promises are with us like gravity Man is a promising animal " -- from Shakespeare's Promises Oaths, vows, contracts, and promises are among the most momentous actions human beings can perform, in art as well as life Although virtually ignored by literary theorists, these obligations motivate plots, test characters, provide rhetorical occasions, structure ironies, and open thematic horizons According to William Kerrigan, they had particular importance for Shakespeare, who wrote at a decisive moment in the history of promising, toward the end of its High Christian phase and near the beginning of its metaphysically lessened, though still central, role in the "contractual" state Motivating his plots and supplying his characters with lofty rhetorical occasions, Shakespeare gave promising great dramatic life More than that, promises made and kept "in good faith" reside at the heart of his idealism Yet he also explores the ways in which promising and morality, for a variety of reasons, part company Kerrigan's is the first book to treat this subject with the amplitude it deserves After a discussion of promises in philosophy, law, psychology, politics, language, and ordinary life, the author presents detailed studies of Richard III, The Merchant of Venice, and Othello, and concludes with a brief visit to the swearing scene in Hamlet Shakespeare's Promises is a unique and valuable resource, providing a fresh perspective that will benefit all readers of Shakespeare.  2003 г 264 стр ISBN 0801877431.

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