Analyzing 16th and 17th century conceptions of reminiscence and forgetting, this research demonstrates their value to the drama and tradition of the time. Garrett A. Sullivan discusses reminiscence and forgetting by way of which a number of behaviors--from looking salvation to pursuing vengeance to succumbing to desire--are conceptualized. concentrating on works resembling Macbeth, Hamlet, Dr. Faustus and The Duchess of Malfi, he unearths reminiscence and forgetting to be dynamic cultural forces relevant to early glossy understandings of embodiment, selfhood and social perform.

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