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The Marriage of Figaro, the Rage Privilege, and the Domains of Female Power

This paper concerns itself primarily with the expression of rage as a social privilege afforded, accepted, and perhaps lauded among the male upper nobility in the Marriage of Figaro, as well as the way female power subverts and challenges male power in this opera. This is not to say that only people of certain classes and genders could experience rage, but that there were restrictions upon who could express their rage in a public manner and find legitimation. The character under chief examination as executor of the rage privilege is the Count Almaviva. The domains of female power are examined by examination of Susanna and the Countess. {rage on...}


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