threshold, patriarchy, domestic threshold
The gates made fast? Brother, I like not this;
For many men that stumble at the threshold
Are well foretold that danger lurks within.
—Richard of Gloucester, Henry VI, part 3 4.7.10-12.
Signior, is all your family within?
Are your doors lock'd?
—Roderigo and Iago, Othello 1.1.84-85
Christensen, Ann C.
""The doors are made against you": Domestic Thresholds in Ben Jonson's Plays,"
Quidditas: Vol. 18
, Article 5.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/rmmra/vol18/iss1/5