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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
Ward, Adrienne
Cesaretti, Enrico
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.
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University of Virginia, Department of Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese, MA, 2015
Published Date
2015-04-28
Degree
MA
Collection
Libra ETD Repository
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