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The unknowable image in The Winter’s Tale
Chloe Porter

that the encounter with Hermione’s incomprehensible image places an ethical demand for a ‘response’ on spectators. 21 In this view, the open-endedness of the final scene demands action on the part of spectators rather than encouraging the relaxed celebration of the ‘inescapable mediacy of language’. 22 Knapp argues that Leontes’s awakening of faith in the image of

in Making and unmaking in early modern English drama