Dorotea's revenge: Sex and speech acts in Don Quijote, Part 1

Anne Cruz

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Abstract

The figure of Dorotea has been criticized both by conventional critics and by feminists for her apparent concession at the end of the narrative to her lover, the nobleman Fernando. His seduction of Dorotea, however, and her reaction to it, alert us to the 'real life' situations that women of the early modern period had to fight against. Whether Dorotea decides to marry Fernando, it is not solely in order to safeguard her honour, but to express through rhetorical and linguistic terms the fact that both of them hold to a sexual and moral equality.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)615-632
Number of pages18
JournalBulletin of Hispanic Studies
Volume82
Issue number5
StatePublished - Dec 1 2005

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Dorotea's revenge : Sex and speech acts in Don Quijote, Part 1. / Cruz, Anne.

In: Bulletin of Hispanic Studies, Vol. 82, No. 5, 01.12.2005, p. 615-632.

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