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date: 29 January 2020

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This chapter analyses Shelley's two tragedies, The Cenci and Swellfoot the Tyrant. It discusses Shelley's view of the purpose of drama, and The Cenci and Swellfoot the Tyrant as national tragedies, outlining the Greek characteristics of the two works.

Keywords: Percy Bysshe Shelley, English poets, Romantic poets, dramas, tragedies

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