The Winter’s Tale : The Romance of Innocence. In our first class on The Winter’s Tale , we noted that recent critics have grouped the play with Pericle s, Cymbeline , and The Tempest , calling them all “Romances” characterized by:. A discovery of lost royalty
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In our first class on The Winter’s Tale, we noted that recent critics have grouped the play with Pericles, Cymbeline, and The Tempest, calling them all “Romances” characterized by:
A) Very innocent E) Not innocent at all
In the middle of the sheep-sheering feast, just before Autolycus enters peddling his trinkets/ballads, Perdita hands out flowers to her guests, and we enter into an extended philosophical debate between Polixenes and Perdita over whether the art of grafting is natural or unnatural (and thus a form of bastardy): pp. 68-69; 4.4.77-108.
How does the insertion of the rogue Autolycus into the sheep-sheering feast, with his pack of trinkets and ballads, influence our response to this debate?
So whose side is Shakespeare on: Art or Nature?
A) Art E) Nature
Our king, being ready to leap out of himself for joy of his found daughter, as if that joy were now become a loss, cries, “Oh, thy mother, thy mother.” (p. 106, 5.2.52-55)