Honor And Bloodline In Two Plays Of The 17th Century

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In this article, Balizet discusses honor and bloodline in two plays of the 17th century. For Balizet there is a great difference between Spanish and English view of honor and bloodline. While the conflict of blood in the Spanish tragedy is related to the sexual honor, in the English plays it is related to class. For that reason, Balizet claims that Ferdinand’s Webster acts under the conviction that blood purity is a key issue in the family hierarchy. This article introduces a different view on kinship’s structures and honor, which is more focused on the conception of bloodline. This article will probably not be used for this research, since it leaves the issue of incest out of the discussion. However, if it would be used, it would be to show
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