January 2010
Romance Notes;2010, Vol. 50 Issue 1, p21
Academic Journal
Literary Criticism
This article offers literary criticism regarding the role of honor and morality in early modern Spanish theater and modern cinema. The consequences of adulterous relationships in the works are described, a dramatic technique that was used to teach young women moral and ethical values. The author contends that the audience participates as a voyeur, peering into a representation of a personal moral dilemma on stage and is forced to question what they themselves would do in a similar situation.


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