Violence and Murder in Edward II

Zaolei ZENG

Abstract


The play of Edward II composed by British dramatist Christopher Marlowe is characterized by the depiction of violent scenes. Marlowe describes three symbolic scenes of murder in order to prove the violence mechanism in political issues. This paper indicates the reasons for the political disaster and the effective methods for restoring a new political order.

Keywords


Violence; Murder; Political Order

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3968%2F4850

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