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Conclusion: Freedom or Exploitation?

Roger J. Porter

in Bureau of Missing Persons: Writing the Secret Lives of Fathers

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449871
eISBN:
9780801460968
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449871.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This book concludes by raising a number of questions related to adult children's memoirs and autobiographies about their fathers' secrets. One question has to do with the relation of secrets and ... More


Rites of Forgiveness

Sarah Beckwith

in Shakespeare and the Grammar of Forgiveness

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449789
eISBN:
9780801460623
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449789.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter explores some of the histories of the rites of forgiveness in William Shakespeare's culture. In particular, it considers some of the attempts to redefine the nature of forgiveness in the ... More


The Recovery of Voice in Shakespeare’s Pericles

Sarah Beckwith

in Shakespeare and the Grammar of Forgiveness

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449789
eISBN:
9780801460623
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449789.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter explores the loss and recovery of voice in William Shakespeare's Pericles. It first considers King Lear as well as the recovery of grace and the resources of romance in Pericles. It then ... More


Acknowledgment and Confession in Cymbeline

Sarah Beckwith

in Shakespeare and the Grammar of Forgiveness

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449789
eISBN:
9780801460623
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449789.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter examines acknowledgment and confession in William Shakespeare's Cymbeline. More specifically, it considers Shakespeare's exploration of the grammar of remorse, acknowledgment, and the ... More


Making Good in The Tempest

Sarah Beckwith

in Shakespeare and the Grammar of Forgiveness

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449789
eISBN:
9780801460623
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449789.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter examines the possibility and resources of forgiveness in William Shakespeare's The Tempest. More specifically, it considers how the play addresses the hold of the past over the one who ... More


Promising, Forgiving

Sarah Beckwith

in Shakespeare and the Grammar of Forgiveness

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449789
eISBN:
9780801460623
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449789.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This book explores the grammar of forgiveness in Willliam Shakespeare's late, post-tragic plays: Pericles, Cymbeline, The Winter's Tale, and The Tempest. In these works, the book analyzes the ... More


Exceptions to Hell: Relief and Escape

Alan E. Bernstein

in Hell and Its Rivals: Death and Retribution among Christians, Jews, and Muslims in the Early Middle Ages

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781501707803
eISBN:
9781501712494
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501707803.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter discusses the alternative scenarios from hell’s torments: the idea that there is periodic relief from torment in hell, and the idea that rescue is possible from hell. The first is ... More


Rabbinic Judaism: One Fire, Two Fates

Alan E. Bernstein

in Hell and Its Rivals: Death and Retribution among Christians, Jews, and Muslims in the Early Middle Ages

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781501707803
eISBN:
9781501712494
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501707803.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter argues that although many Jews today deny that Judaism embraces any afterlife at all, postmortem sanctions attracted Jews for centuries. In biblical times, postmortem punishment was a ... More


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