Jacinto Benavente's attitude toward women as compared with that of authors outside of Spain

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1931-05
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Cossitt, Kathryn A.
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This study is an interpretation of Benavente's attitude toward woman as revealed in his drama. As a background the development of woman's condition is historically treated. The rise of her influence is traced first through the drama outside of Spain; and , second, in the Spanish drama which preceded Benvente. Benavente's portrayal of woman is presented through an analysis of the various phases of woman's relation to man, her self-abnegation, love of home, her mother love, and her racial pride. Above all and through all runs the redeeming power of woman and her devotion to duty.

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Introduction -- Jacinto Benavente (1866-?) -- Position of woman historically treated -- Feminism in modern drama, outside of Spain -- Women in Spanish drama preceding Benavente -- Benavente's attitude toward women -- Outline of dramas -- Bibliography
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Thesis (M.A.)-- University of Wichita, Dept. of Spanish
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