Its concepts and understandings have been passed on to us through the few surviving works of those, whose lives were touched by war, in an ancient archive. Some saw war as an ordinary, inevitable phenomenon that has a place among natural order of human lives (Jacob Walter), while others interpreted it as devastating and terrible deviation from the natural order of things (W.T. Sherman). Over the course of our archival readings we have learned of war through the records from the Trojans in their leather
series, but a whole new culture of entertainment: outwit, outplay, outlast. When the competitive reality show Survivor first hit the air, producers Mark Burnett and Jeff Probst left sixteen Americans stranded on a tropical island, hoping only for nature to take its course and drama to ensue. No one could have predicted the phenomenon that would be a catalyst not only for reality TV, but competitive game shows set on putting people in their most vulnerable state. Now that ten years have passed, many
relative’s loss, they express feeling of antipathy, wishing the worst for this person in the afterlife and expecting you to do the same. You want to honor your loved one’s memory by throwing a memorial service, but your family forbids it and threatens to cut all ties with you if you choose to do so. Given this difficult situation, what do you feel is the right thing to do? Sophocles attempts to approach these issues of right and wrong and human morality through the characters in his play Antigone. Since
seem clearer and more plain than they actually are. The next group of plays to examine are Shakespeare’s tragedies, and the critical versions of them. All for Love and Venice Preserved, improvisatory imitations of Shakespeare, are claimed to be the best tragedies of their time. All for Love was not written to compete with Shakespeare or to imitate, but rather to convey Dryden’s career in tragedy. Dryden’s All for Love is a tragedy that represents a past now lost. The characters in Dryden’s work have
literature which was in the process of becoming a mass medium. Women continuously attempted to stabilize and present in their work the values that cast their position in the most suitable light. Margaret Fuller had the reputation of being one of the best read authors in the end of the nineteenth century, in the England, although she lived in a society that offered little encouragement for intellectual women.
Pope's An Essay on Criticism When Samuel Johnson ascribed to a new work "such extent of comprehension, such nicety of distinction, such acquaintance with mankind, and such knowledge both of both ancient and modern learning as not often attained by the maturest age and longest experience," he was speaking of young Alexander Pope's An Essay on Criticism (1711), written when he was about twenty, and published when he was only twenty-three years old (in Mack 177).1 Others have not been as generous
Teaching through story telling, and later on stage, was - and indeed still is although perhaps less so now - the most effective passage to the education of the masses, regardless of race, religion, age or class distinction, drama is more than mere mindless entertainment; it's the guidelines to an entire world of philosophical ideologies and political insights meant to shape society and help it along the path to... enlightenment? Playwrights, however, need not necessarily follow the current sways
different feeling and experience. With a twin brother, Derek Walcott was born and grew up in Castries, Saint Lucia. That was in West Indies and also a sister named Pamela Walcott. Coming from an African and European descent, Derek Walcott always reflects his colonial experience and history in the island through his poetry and literary works. His mother was a teacher who loved the arts and made sure that she recited poetry all over their house. His father was a painter and a poet but had died at early
Gascoigne, and Edward de Vere, earl of Oxford. An ambitious and influential work was A Mirror for Magistrates (1559), a historical verse narrative by several poets that updated the medieval view of history and the morals to be drawn from it. The poet who best synthesized the ideas and tendencies of the English Renaissance was Edmund Spenser.
The Adolescent Crisis of The Catcher in the Rye Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye is valid, realistic, representation of the adolescent world. The book is about adolescent crisis. The main character, Holden, runs away from his expensive school because he is an academic failure and finds intolerable the company of so many phoneys. Holden is a rangy sixteen year old who has grown too fast. Girls are on his mind. Whenever girls do something pretty, even if they're ugly or stupid, you fall