POLITICS AND SOCIAL ORDER IN SHAKESPEARE'S UTOPIA: ON THE TEMPEST


KARABOĞA İ. K.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF SOCIOLOGY-SOSYOLOJI DERGISI, vol.3, no.18, pp.25-42, 2009 (ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 3 Issue: 18
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Journal Name: TURKISH JOURNAL OF SOCIOLOGY-SOSYOLOJI DERGISI
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.25-42
  • Keywords: Utopia, Renaissance, Shakespeare, The Tempest
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

In this article the Tempest by William Shakespeare is analysed comparatively with the texts themed of utopia of Renaissance-Utopia by Thomas More, Nova Atlantis by Francis Bacon and Civitas Solis by Thomas Campanella. The text in question are classified in three dimensions of common points: a) all take place on a remote island -so far from Europe; b) All questions the ways of establishing a real commonwealth, which means the structure of a model state that would provide wealth to all people; c) All give importance to rules and norms of the relationship between men and women and the marriage in terms of organizing the public dimension.