Castle Of Lucretia


Shakespeare’s poem, based on the rape of Lucretia, draws on the start of the Livy’s account of the incident. The poem begins with a wager between husbands in regards to the virtuousness of their wives. Shakespeare attracts on the idea of Lucretia as a moral agent, as Livy did, when he explores his characters response to death and her unwillingness to yield to her rapist.

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