In Defiance of the Law: From Anne Hutchinson to Toni Morrison

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In Defiance of the Law: From Anne Hutchinson to Toni Morrison - Pagnattaro, Marisa Anne
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Nearly every law mediates between the desire for individual liberty and the perceived necessity for maintaining social order. Literature is a powerful tool to explore jurisprudential issues and to look critically at the American legal system. This book analyzes works in American literature to consider the tension between the desire for social control - as evidenced by the law - and the effect on individuals - as depicted in art. The concept of 'justice' is considered in each work in which female characters act according to ...

In Defiance of the Law: From Anne Hutchinson to Toni Morrison 2001, Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers, New York

ISBN-13: 9780820451152

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