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‘The Outsider’ – A Critique

October 31, 2009

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Camus’ ‘The Outsider’ (The Stranger) is a novel projecting the dilemma of man in post-industrial society. He has not been carved out to be an ideal. On the other hand, he is just one of the ordinary, simply the run-of-the-mill member of humanity. He can’t lead the life like the heroes of the old. He […]

‘Fate’ – a poem

October 18, 2009

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Img. src. Wall Mirror The mirror callsit invites,it watches metells me my identity.But I visualize the ideal,my search, my goal.Attainable? May be not.Waiting for the miracle,for an angel to descendto fulfill my daring dreams.There’s the brooding silence,the silence over fate.Life looks on with tightly pursed lips.Not a sound to be heard;then mirror itself speaksmutters something […]

‘As You Like It’ as Pastoral/Romantic Comedy

October 18, 2009

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C.L. Barber says that ‘As You Like It’ is one of the sweetest and sunniest comedies of Shakespeare. Cheralton observes that it is satirical and realistic, other critics have said that it is a pastoral comedy. According to Nicoll, “a comedy ends on a note of tinkling of marital bliss. A Shakespearean comedy is different […]

The Colour of Dreams…

October 14, 2009

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“You see the thing and say ‘Why?’. But I dream of things that never were and say ‘Why not?’”G.B. Shaw It is often surprising to see how quickly our dreams lose colour, even before the feeling of their existence sinks in. sometimes they do materialize as our companions but at other they simply fade away […]

Democratic Note in Wordsworth’s Poetry

October 13, 2009

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SOME VIEWPOINTS: Wordsworth was brought up in a democratic environment. The principles of the revolution were ingrained in his nature.He is the first to strike the true democratic note in English poetry. He makes the lowliest rustics the heroes of his poetry, glorifies them and brings out the essential heroism of their souls. He learns […]

The Absence

October 9, 2009

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Img. source: Deviant Art My hands are fullbut not a speck carried,I have lost being the winnerI am an innocent sinner.This world that I have –it’s something so strange,something so familiar yetmiles apart…there’s nothing I can change,nothing, nothing… © Amritbir Kaur

Emotions…

October 9, 2009

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Emotions are a God’s way of way of making life beautiful. Writing, especially poetry, is simply emotions put into words. And when once penned down, lead to a relaxed state of mind. Some might feel it is easier to pen down one’s thoughts rather than expressing them verbally. It varies from person to person. The […]