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If Looks Could Kill: Fathers and Sons in The Revenger's Tragedy


In lieu of an abstract, the first paragraph of the essay follows:

The Revenger's Tragedy is characterized by unusual cruelty which strikingly calls attention to the human eye. Strangely, this aspect of a much admired and studied play seems largely ignored.1 I think that examining the iterated eye and sight images, however, makes the play's treatment of violence and sexuality seem less gratuitous. Moreover, I hope that such an investigation will also enlighten the play's incest motif, and clarify its relationship to the central revenge. Let us begin by collecting a few of the many references to the eyes.

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