Comparison and Contrast of Cellini’s and Cereta’s Presentation

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The beginning:
Comparison and Contrast of Cellini’s and Cereta’s Presentation
Outline
Humanism: philosophical outlook with focus on human values and concerns. Term had referred to familiarity with classics. Thesis: In these two works humanism is an exploration of men and women with very different experience in space and time.
Contrasts
Cellini: a Mannerist painter, sculptor, and musician
Cereta
: reserved writer working in Latin style and language; heavy convent influence;
Contrasts
Gender
Gender difference allows Celli control of his world; it determines limitations on
Cereta
Cereta
: limited to writing and needlework; writings focused on women and confined to family members and friends. Cellini wrote for a wide audience and wrote largely in slang...
The end:
.....ay a major role in life as do money and audiences with influential individuals
One very significant theme is the same as
Cereta’s
: role of fate versus possibility. Theme emerged from person experience. Cellini’s freedom and life were in constant jeopardy
Conclusion
Cereta
was confined in the domestic sphere. Rebellion led to development of feminist perspective on women’s oppression. Cellini was free in space and time, had access to and understood power. Cellini’s influence was wider since he also had access to wide audience.
Works Cited
Cellini,
Benvenuto
. Autobiography. (Trans. George Bull). New York: Penguin Classics, 1998.
Cohen, Tom. “Laura
Cereta’s
Letters”. Civilization OF Medieval and Renaissance Europe. York University, pp. 43-64.