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제목 Deirdre and Emer as Ideal Counterparts to Their Heroes
저자 Mei Kang, 윤기호 45 4
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Kang, Mei and Yun, Ki Ho. Deirdre and Emer as Ideal Counterparts to Their Heroes. Studies in English Language & Literature 45.4 (2019): 133-151. The purpose of this paper is to study two female characters, Deirdre and Emer as ideal counterparts to their husband-heroes in W. B. Yeatss two Cuchulain plays: Deirdre and The Only Jealousy of Emer. To clarify what makes these two characters distinguished, this paper tries to reveal several significant similarities between Deirdre and Emer by analyzing their characters respectively. In Deirdre, the analysis is trying to illustrate how Deirdre becomes a worthy partner to Naoise: her superior wisdom enables her to see through the reality; meanwhile, the fidelity to love honors her as noble as her husband; finally, the self-sacrifice fulfills her heroic status. In The Only Jealousy of Emer, similar to Deirdre, Emer is more qualified than her two other adversaries: more faithful than Fand and more courageous than Eithne Inguba. More importantly, by her renunciation of her love, Emer proves to be an ideal counterpart to the hero. Thus, three aspects that the two heroines have in common are to be examined: they are equal to their husbands rather than their subordinates; moreover, both of them keep their love noble; consequently, Yeats hoped that as great models, Deirdre and Emer might awaken the national awareness to be restored to modern Ireland. (Chungbuk National University)

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