Romance or Reality?

  • Michael Scott


If Marston failed to expound fully his aim in Sophonisba, at least he was able to keep the dramatic activity as a dominant partner in a theme-structure relationship. Although in the conclusion our sympathies are with Massinissa and our thoughts on the cruel picture Marston has drawn, we do acknowledge that Sophonisba followed a Neo-Platonic code of love, which emphasises that reason and necessity are superior to sensual indulgence.


Sexual Freedom Foreign Accent Moral Teacher Morality Structure Dramatic Activity 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.


  1. 10.
    William Empson, Some Versions of Pastoral (London, 1935) p. 34.Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Michael Scott 1978

Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael Scott

There are no affiliations available

Personalised recommendations