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Shakespeare and cognition : thinking fast and slow through character / Neema Parvini.

Author/Creator:
Parvini, Neema, author.
Publication:
Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire : New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2015.
Format/Description:
Book
ix, 75 pages ; 23 cm.
Series:
Palgrave pivot.
Palgrave Pivot
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Subjects:
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Psychology.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Characters.
Cognition in literature.
Psychology and literature.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616.
Characters and characteristics.
Psychology.
Summary:
"Shakespeare and Cognition challenges orthodox approaches to Shakespeare by using recent psychological findings about human decision-making to analyse the unique characters that populate his plays. It aims to find a way to reconnect readers and watchers of Shakespeare's plays to the fundamental questions that first animated them. Why does Othello succumb so easily to Iago's manipulations? Why does Anne allow herself to be wooed by Richard III, the man who killed her husband and father? Why does Macbeth go from being a seemingly reasonable man to a cold-blooded killer? Why does Hamlet take so long to kill Claudius? This book aims to answer these questions from a fresh perspective"-- Provided by publisher.
Contents:
Why Characters Matter in Shakespeare's Plays
Key Concepts : Dual-Process Theory, Heuristics and Biases
'Teach Me How to Flatter You' : Persuasion
Iago, Othello, and Trait Ascription Bias
'And Reason Panders Will' : Another Look at Hamlet's Analysis Paralysis.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contributor:
Horace Howard Furness Memorial Library (University of Pennsylvania)
ISBN:
9781137543158
1137543159
OCLC:
917340124