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Crown of Horns: Male Self-Betrayal in Shakespeare
by David P. Gontar (November 2011)
Tell me where is cuckold bred -
Or in the heart, or in the head?
Is it merely fantasy,
Or what we truly want to be?
I. The Self-Cuckolding of a Trojan
There are passages in Shakespeare that seem to leap off the page as though composed yesterday. A good example occurs in Troilus and Cressida, where two lovers, about to launch an affair, cynically take the measure of male potency in relation to female desire. The results are revealing, and not particularly reassuring. more>>>