Samuela Twardowskiego Dafnis: małżeństwo – retoryka – prefeminizm Sceny XIII
Samuel Twardowski’s Dafnis: Marriage – rhetorics – prefeminism of Scene 13
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In 1638 dramatic idyll a male view of marriage is undermined by the voice of these women (Dafnis appears here as pars pro toto) who critically perceived a marital status as a life determined by abandoning the virtue of chastity. In Scene 13 one can already recognize – at least on a verbal level – the equal rights: Peneus’s male arguments are juxtaposed with Dafnis’s female ones. The nymph – in a prefeminist way? – juxtaposes her female subjectivity with male objectification in favour of the values which for Apollo and Peneus can be imagined at most: love for a woman and the continuity of a family (exalted by being related to a god).
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