Arms and the Woman: War, Gender, and Literary Representation

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12.
Knight, The Wheel of Fire, 47; Roy, "War and Manliness,"108-10.
13.
Foucault, Power/Knowledge, 90.
14.
Machiavelli, The Arte of Warre. I have modernized the spelling and punctuation of this 1560 translation by Peter Whitehorne.
15.
Tillyard, The Elizabethan World Picture, 7-15.
16.
Elton, "Shakespeare's Ulysses,"98-100; Dollimore, Radical Tragedy, 42-43.
17.
Girard, Violence and the Sacred, 51.
18.
Stone, The Crisis of the Aristocracy, 96-113.
19.
Pitkin, Fortune Is a Woman, 25; Elshtain, Public Man, Private Woman, 94.
20.
In "The Politics of Desire," Girard suggests that Pandarus exploits Helen's "erotic prestige" to promote the affair between Troilus and a "bovaryesque" Cressida whom Pandarus manipulates into desiring what she believes Helen desires. In focusing on the "mimetic rivalry" of the male characters, Girard neglects the possibility I wish to bring out here: that Helen is Cressida's model for a role in which she would be less vulnerable to the inconsistency of male desire.
21.
Yoder, "'Sons and Daughters,'"20.
22.
Eagleton, The Rape of Clarissa, 82.
23.
Joplin, "The Voice of the Shuttle,"40.
24.
The recovery of the subtext is problematic, and this speech has often been interpreted as capitulation tout court. Still, the speech is hardly comprehensible, much less performable, without uncovering some sort of subtext, the most plausible of which, I believe, denies the patriarchal text its traditional hegemony.

Works Cited

Adelman, Janet. "This Is and Is Not Cressid." In The (M)other Tongue: Essays in Feminist Psychoanalytic Interpretation, edited by Shirley Nel son Garner , Claire Kahane, and Madelon Spregnether, 119-41. Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell University Press, 1985.

Arthur, Marilyn B. "The Divided World of Iliad VI." In Reflections of Women in Antiquity, edited by Helene P. Foley, 19-44. New York: Gordon & Breach, 1981.

Burns, M. M. "Troilus and Cressida: The Worst of Both Worlds." Shakespeare Studies 13 ( 1980): 105-30.

Chaucer, Geoffrey. The Works of Geoffrey Chaucer. Edited by F. N. Robin son . 2d ed. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1957.

Dollimore, Jonathan. Radical Tragedy. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1984.

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