Bachelor of Arts
Ritual, Sacrifice, Brome, David Rudkin
In part, this study is a response to a frightening reality-- humans acting to take human life. It is an attempt to understand better how, why and when that act is deemed holy. It is an examination of ritual sacrifice, its symbolic structure, its use and its perversions in two very different dramatic works, the Brome version of the medieval Abraham and Isaac and David Rudkin's modern, British Afore Night. In respect for the eldest, I begin with the former.
Baumann, Misty, "Structures of Ritual Sacrifice in Abraham and Isaac and Afore Night Come" (1981). Honors Papers. 654.