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Academic Journal of Humanities & Social Sciences, 2022, 5(14); doi: 10.25236/AJHSS.2022.051412.

The Influence of Shakespearean Tragedies on Contemporary Women


Jianli Qin

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Jianli Qin

Faculty of Philology, Belarusian State University, Minsk, 220002, Belarus


As the greatest playwright in the Renaissance, Shakespeare created a number of masterpieces with perfect ideological and artistic unity, which crossed the temporal gap and regional barriers, shining as a bright pearl in the history of world literature. William Shakespeare’s four great tragedies reflect his in-depth thinking about real life. His portrayal of female images in his works has a profound relationship with the era as well as the social and cultural background in which he lives. This paper takes the four female images in the four great tragedies of Shakespeare as the prototype to illustrate the influence of the female images created in that specific era background on contemporary women.


Shakespeare; Tragedy; Contemporary women

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Jianli Qin. The Influence of Shakespearean Tragedies on Contemporary Women. Academic Journal of Humanities & Social Sciences (2022) Vol. 5, Issue 14: 62-66. https://doi.org/10.25236/AJHSS.2022.051412.


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