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Keats as an Inspiration

October 29, 2007


John Keats was the youngest of the romantic poets. He was born on 31st October, 1795, in London. His life was tragic in the sense that he suffered many calamities during his very short life. His brother Tom and his mother died of consumption. He also lost his father at a very early age. His […]

Imagery in ‘Macbeth’ – Part III

October 25, 2007


Today we’ll talk about the imagery of light and darkness. Light is the symbol of knowledge and goodness while darkness is the symbol of evil and theft. A deep pal of darkness surrounds the whole play from beginning to end. Most of the scenes that crowd to our mind are the scenes of darkness. For […]

Imagery in Macbeth – Part II

October 22, 2007


The other image which recurs in the play is that of robes too big and unfit for Macbeth. Indeed, from the very beginning of the play, Macbeth is aware that the honours due to a King are too much for a person like him. When he learns from Rosse that he has been made the […]

Imagery in ‘Macbeth’ – Part I

October 21, 2007


Commenting on the rich, vivid and varied imagery used by Shakespeare in ‘Macbeth’, A.C. Bradley says, “The vividness, magnitude and violence of the imagery…are characteristic of Macbeth almost throughout.” Indeed, from the very beginning till the end there are several symbols, similes and images invoked by the dramatist to lend to the play the characteristic […]

T.S. Eliot’s ‘Murder in the Cathedral’

October 16, 2007


Some selected quotations from T.S. Eliot’s play ‘Murder in the Cathedral’:“For the good times past, that are come againI am your man.” (First Tempter) “To man of God what gladness?” (Becket) “Shall I who ruled among the doves as an eagleNow take the shape of wolf among wolves.” (Becket) “King is forgotten when another shall […]

Nobel Prize for Literature 2007 – Lessing

October 12, 2007


The British novelist, Doris Lessing won the 2007 Nobel Prize for literature, announced yesterday. She is 87 years old at present, just weeks short of her 88th birthday. She is best known for her novel, ‘The Golden Notebook’, written in 1962. The academy that conferred most coveted prize on her called her an “epicist of […]

Hardy’s Pessimism

October 10, 2007


Hardy is known for his pessimism. Actually the factor that plays a very significant role in his novels is that of chance. The negative shades that are visible in his writings are an effect of what he had seen in his childhood. A sight of two hangings will definitely leave an imprint on the psyche […]