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Armida disvelata

L’immagine del velo nella Gerusalemme liberata

Elisa Curti    Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italia    



The essay takes into account the different occurrences of the term ‘veil’ in the Gerusalemme liberata. After an analysis of the metaphorical meanings of the term, the focus moves towards the veils that hide or embellish some of the female characters, in particular Sofronia, Erminia and Armida, bringing to light the different functions – even symbolic – that appear to be connected to this garment.

keywords: Female characters. Veil. Metaphor. Duplicity.

Language: it

Published: Dec. 6, 2019
permalink: http://doi.org/10.30687/978-88-6969-344-1/005

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