Abstract

In Henry V, Shakespeare seems particularly fascinated with the various connotations of the word "brother" and with the varying sense of closeness and distance implied in fraternal relationships. This essay argues that he used this word and other fraternal terms in a related lexical web in order to express a conflicted position in relation to an emerging English nationalism that generated fears of racial, national, and spiritual others.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1522-9270
Print ISSN
0039-3657
Pages
pp. 337-354
Launched on MUSE
2010-05-27
Open Access
No
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