The Portrayal of Women in Milton's Works
Palabras clave:Milton, 17th century English literature, gender roles, misogyny, depiction of women in Milton’s works
Abstract: Analyzing John Milton’s works, one can observe the influence of his personal life, his biography upon his poetry and prose. Milton, in his works, not only demonstrates the social and political issues of his own society, but he also deals with the gender issue by creating female characters who have some weaknesses or faults, which cause destruction and disaster. Therefore, his own experiences not only related to social issues but also about women and marriage play a considerable role in his depiction of the relationship between female and male. In this article, the general condition of women in the 17th century English society and Milton’s portrayal of women will be analyzed by highlighting the influence of Milton’s own experiences upon his representation of gender roles.
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