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By William Shakespeare

Rosalind, Orlando, and different participants of the royal courtroom get away their difficulties via working away to the wooded area. A story of tangled love plots, this unabridged model of the pastoral comedy by means of English playwright William Shakespeare was once first released in 1623; the textual content is within the public domain.

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Yet, how can they not have desires and act on them if they are to be understood as the protagonists in their own stories? In the rest of this study we explore the question of how far a woman can and should go as the agent of her own desires. From Arcadia through to Jane Eyre the web that catches the self into its own purposes is ultimately woven by means of narrative strategies that, while protecting the heroine from imputations of design, must nevertheless revise the nature and consequence of feminine ideals such as passivity and submission.

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