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|標題:||The Body and Narrative in A. C. Swinburne's "Dolores"
In this thesis, A. C. Swinburne's Dolores will be carefully considered in aspects of the Victorian critics and the post reader in modern period. John Morley's criticism in Victorian is the most effective one; therefore, the discussion in the beginning is derived from his blames to Swinburne and goes beyond his criticism. The interaction between the text and the history is the main concern in setting Dolores with the Victorian concepts. Readers will see the changing and growing of Dolores's by the tingle of the objective and the subjective criticisms to get their way of reading Dolores.
Reading about Dolores, thus, is also the major step in this thesis. The understanding of Dolores's body first comes from the reading of the narrative and later comes from the reading of Dolores's stained body. Such a figure is set to be androgyny in order to present the power over the single gender. Dolores's body is not the stereotype created by the male tradition in Victorian age. The body opens the further discussion about the differences, and the seemingly stained Dolores offers a key to start the possibilities of interpretation.
Also, Swinburne's intention of undressing and dressing Dolores's body is another interesting point in this thesis. He offers the name and history to the mummified Dolores in order to dressing the naked body, and he also takes off Dolores's dressing by depicting a cold figure. Swinburne in all aspects creates “ways of realities” for readers to understand the many faced of languages and also of Dolores's body.
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