Peasantlike

Peas´ant`like`


a.1.Rude; clownish; illiterate.
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bent' by the same bonds of subjection he gave his protagonists, who in scene after scene he imagines in an attitude not of self-determination or intentionality" but of "wily or peasantlike subservience.
Thus far, with rough and all-unable pen / Our bending author hath pursued the story": what is striking about Shakespeare's idea of authorship--it emerges from those few occasions like the one in the Epilogue of Henry V when he takes a bow--is how his authority is "bent" by the same bonds of subjection he gave his protagonists, who in scene after scene he imagines in an attitude not of self-determination or intentionality, but "rough and all-unable," yet wily or peasantlike subservience.