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Andrew Marvell, Orphan of the Hurricane$
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Derek Hirst and Steven N. Zwicker

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780199655373

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199655373.001.0001

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Toils of Patriarchy

Toils of Patriarchy

(p.41) 2 Toils of Patriarchy
Andrew Marvell, Orphan of the Hurricane

Derek Hirst

Steven N. Zwicker

Oxford University Press

This chapter uses the early modern construct of patriarchy as a way to understand Marvell's idealizing but often troubled address to the dominant male figures of his life: Thomas Lord Fairfax, Oliver Cromwell, the Duke of Buckingham; and it speculates about his yearnings for shelter and attachment.

Keywords:   patriarch, subversion, incompleteness, misogyny, fatherhood

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