Arden of Faversham: Failure of Arden’s Marriage

Gassim H. Dohal


The 16th c. tragedy, Arden of Faversham, depicts the murder of Arden by his wife and her lover. There are a number of critical issues that have been addressed by researchers in this tragedy like sexuality and domestic violence. But what I will focus on in this short paper is a trial of tracing the reasons that have led to the disastrous disintegration of the Ardens’ marriage in a way of extracting lessons from old literary texts for the benefits of our daily lives. Discouse analysis will be used to explore the tragedy and the way it treats the disintegeration of the Ardens’ marriage. Hence, this article aims at analyzing the texts and exploring what causes the failure of the marriage in question. The topic is complicated and it is hard to hold an individual in the family accountable for what has taken place. There are factors that lead to the consequences that this family ends up with.  

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World Journal of English Language
ISSN 1925-0703(Print)  ISSN 1925-0711(Online)

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