16) Morlier astutely notes that EBB amended this line for the 1850 edition of the work, eliminating the repetition in the 1844 edition ("Till God unsex
thee on the spirit-shore;/To which alone unsexing, purely aspire), but clarifying the positive meaning: "Till God unsex
thee on the heavenly shore/Where unincarnate spirits purely aspire.
In addition, the paper analyzes other characters in the play for the insights they furnish on its presentation of masculinity--from Lady Macbeth's attempts to unsex
herself to the power wielded by the ambiguously gendered witches.
He repeated "Think unsex
thought, think unsex
In its wake, the Union army leaves profound social confusion, as bemoaned by Aunt Louisa "ever since Drusilla had deliberately tried to unsex
herself by refusing to feel any natural grief at the death in battle not only of her affianced husband but of her own father" (189).
Now, some foolish women who really want to unsex
themselves are clamoring for more rights the right to drink and smoke and gamble.
Celibate Christian expositors employed allegory to unsex
the salacious Song and render it sublimely spiritual.
They have been accused of indelicacy, immodesty, have been accused of wishing to neglect their homes and unsex
themselves and, O Tempora
Her bodily posture and expression suggest we are witnessing an autoerotic moment, as if the very thought of her calling on the spirits to unsex
her has had the opposite effect--it turns her on and makes her orgasm.