Edward II


Christopher Marlowe

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The Sun

In Edward II, as in much Renaissance literature, the sun functions as a symbol of the reigning monarch. This is likely at least in part the result of the prevailing cosmology of the day…

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Trees and Vegetation

Elizabethan theater often used plant imagery to describe the health of a nation: gardens, for instance, play a major role in Richard II. Marlowe also draws on this symbolism in Edward II, often…

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