Year: 1967 Source: New York: Science House, 1967. p.30-58 SIEC No: 19880024

The author presents several examples of suicide found in Shakespeare’s tragedies & attempts to determine societal attitudes by a study of these characters. He states that we do not yet know the reason why people commit suicide, but that suicide is usually accompanied by ambivalent feelings that have long been in conflict within the victim’s psyche. 51 Ref. (NBB)