alexa Abstract | Lessons from Shakespeares Tiger Mothers: Parental Authority in Coriolanus and Merchant of Venice
ISSN: 2169-0170

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Shakespeare, as always, is a goldmine. In many of his portrayals of the parent-child relationship Shakespeare explores the extent of the parent’s legitimate authority over the child as well as the legitimacy of parents’ attempts to control and mould their children in the service of family ambition.What Shakespeare’s depiction of Coriolanus shows is that going from submission to tyrannical authority as a child to effective self-rule in adulthood may be impossible. Children habituated to valuing their parent’s external preferences over their own internal ones may not have the capacity to know let alone honour their own truth.

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Author(s): Annalise Acorn and Katherine Clackson


Shakespeare, Coriolanus, Merchant of Venice, Chinese immigrant, Democratic rights, Corporate Law, Criminal Law,Cyber Law, Law and the Humanities,Social and Cultural Rights, Human Rights Law, Intellectual Property Law, Judicial Activism, Common Law and Equity, Jurisprudence, Constitutional Rights, Conflict of Laws, Justice Studies, Law, International public law,Civil and Political Rights,Legal Rights

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