Antony and Cleopatra (The Pelican Shakespeare) by William Shakespeare

By William Shakespeare

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Honesty’ also encompasses the governing trope of civil conversation, the feigned ignorance (sprezzatura) which Anniball employs to draw William into a conversation. This pretence is honest because it prompts William to be ‘true’ to himself, realising his talent for sociability. Thus, when Anniball explains that he ‘make[s] account to speake to persons of weake capacitie’, endeavouring in conversation ‘to present them with such thinges as are not out of their reach’, William modestly imagines himself included and his self-deprecating response reveals his capacity to engage in civil conversation: ‘Your discourses shall so much the better content mee’, he offers, ‘by how much the more they shalbe familiar, and suche as are meete for the weakenesse of my understanding’ (2.

After the uncertain opening up of this topic at the end of book 2 (William misunderstands Anniball’s reference to conversation between the two sexes as an allusion to sexual intercourse (2. 234)), Guazzo proceeds in the third book to develop a defence of the humane treatment of wives. Indeed, the family is integral to the safekeeping of a civil society. Men who beat their wives, or treat them like ‘kitchinstuffes’ or slaves are roundly berated while the praises of a loving husband are sung (3. 6; 3.

But we would do well, all the same, to understand the limits of this dialogue. Why does it feel so coercive? 41 Types of honesty: civil and domestical conversation 35 This is a difficult question to answer because the discussion in Civile Conversation in particular is relatively inclusive. Castiglione pays little attention to men of rank lower than the aristocratic Urbino courtiers in the Courtier, aside from advising that a nobleman shouldn’t wrestle with them if he thinks there’s any chance he might lose.

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