Censuring indulgence: Volpone's "Use of Riches" and the problem of luxury

Scott, Alison (2008) Censuring indulgence: Volpone's "Use of Riches" and the problem of luxury. AUMLA: Journal of the Australasian Universities Language and Literature Association, 110 1-15.


Author Scott, Alison
Title Censuring indulgence: Volpone's "Use of Riches" and the problem of luxury
Journal name AUMLA: Journal of the Australasian Universities Language and Literature Association   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0001-2793
Publication date 2008-11-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 110
Start page 1
End page 15
Total pages 16
Editor Peter Goodall
Place of publication Australia
Publisher Australasian Universities Language and Literature Association
Language eng
Subject 2005 Literary Studies
Abstract A literary criticism is presented examining how the theatrical production "Volpone," by Ben Jonson, depicts avarice and luxury. The author suggests that the character of Volpone represents the negative aspects of luxury and comments on how Jonson presents a satirical view of the social effects of consumerism. She discusses how Volpone's greed distorts his perception of the character of Celia and characterizes Volpone's greed as a form of idolatry.
Keyword Volpone
Consumerism
Negative aspects of luxury
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
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