Faithful or Rebellious: Bond’s Historical View in Early Morning
Edward Bond’s Early Morning is set in the Victorian period of British history which is usually acknowledged as the most prominent days of the British Empire. The subjects of royal conspiracy, murder and cannibalism of the play make it controversial. Being confused about Bond’s comment that “the events of this play are true” in the preface, the truth he revealed in the play is too exaggerated and too bloody to be grasped and accepted by the majority of audience. Through analyzing the play from the perspective of new historicism, Bond’s view of history is revealed in this paper. His distortion of history is rebelliously faithful, which calls upon audience of Early Morning to concentrate on the movement of history rather than history itself. With such a historical view, the laws governing political life is lucidly portrayed in Early Morning.
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