Abstract or Introduction
Modern literary analysis often deals with different social problems of the time. When looking through texts of other periods it is searched for evidence how people at that time dealt with those problems. In the last 20 years the depiction of sexuality and the term of “gender” – what is masculinity/femininity? – became an important factor in analysing. Thus, in every period there was a depiction on how male and female have to behave and how affection and sexuality is shown.
Comparing two literary pieces of art from one period, one can clearly see the discrepancy even presented by two different
authors.While Shakespeare’s depiction of gender and sexuality has a more masculine tone in his tragedy "Coriolanus", the sonnet sequence "Astrophil and Stella", written by Phillip Sidney gives a more feminine picture of men and women.
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- Laura Commer (Author), 2015, The representation of gender and sexuality in Sydney's "Astrophil and Stella" and Shakespeare's "Coriolanus", Munich, GRIN Verlag, https://www.grin.com/document/338480