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La Donna Suicida: Suicide as an Act of Feminist Protest in Boccaccio’s Decameron, Neera’s Lydia, and Aleramo’s Una Donna.

Perry, Rachel
Format
Thesis/Dissertation; Online
Author
Perry, Rachel
Advisor
Cesaretti, Enrico
Ward, Adrienne
Abstract
This thesis explores female suicide in Italian literature, focusing on three examples where the self-destructive act is committed as a type of feminist protest against an oppressive society: Ghismonda from IV.1 of Boccaccio's DECAMERON, Lydia from Neera's 1888 novel of the same name, and the titular everywoman from Sibilla Aleramo's UNA DONNA.
Date Received
20150501
Published
University of Virginia, Department of Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese, MA (Master of Arts), 2015
Published Date
2015-04-28
Degree
MA (Master of Arts)
Collection
Libra ETD Repository
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