Conclusion: The Legacy of the Incest Motif

  • Linda Marie RouillardEmail author
Part of the The New Middle Ages book series (TNMA)


We conclude this work with some modern uses of the incest motif in a variety of genres, including films, novels, memoirs, and popular and sensational media accounts. As a narrative motif and metaphor used to discuss social changes, class conflict, and culture wars, the incest theme has a place in modern reflections on broad social problems. Additionally, advanced reproductive technologies of the twenty-first century have renewed anxiety about inadvertent incest.


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  1. 1.The University of ToledoToledoUSA

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