Firstly, the Renaissance has affected the mediaeval scholasticism which has kept the thoughts of the human in that current time to be bonded. The useless controversies based on the principles of Aristotelian, and the philosophy behind Christianity, was put behind, thus giving birth to a new form of literature, more advanced, and more humane. Secondly, the Renaissance signalised a form of rebellion towards the spiritual authority – the authority of the pope. The Renaissance has inspired the curr... ... middle of paper ... ...cal learning. As the spirit of Chaucer’s poetry slumbered, few individuals made the effort to bring back the spirit of poetry to England.
Literature appealed more to the head than to the heart and reason and good sense replaced emotion and imagination. POLITICAL BACKGROUND The year 1660 was a landmark in the history of England. The Stuart Dynasty which had been removed from throne and exiled to France following the beheading of Charles I was restored in the form of his son Charles II. Charles II was born and brought up in France. So he brought back with him French manners and language.
Garrick himself does not begin this movement towards virtue, but simply accepts the changes present. In 1698, Jeremy Collier wrote A Short View of the Immortality and Profaneness of the English Stage. This piece strongly attacks the current conditions of the theater and the various "immoral" works by certain authors currently published. The Longman Anthology of British Literature writes, "by portraying wickedness in ways that give delight, [Jeremy Collier] argued contemporary plays cultivated in their audiences the vices of their characters" (2270 Longman Anthology of British Literature). These authors include such notable minds as John Dryden, William Congreve and William Wycherley.
Dramatic Monologue is the greatest innovation of ‘Robert Browning’ and he used it in his novel ‘The Ring and the Book’. Matthew Arnold’s poem ‘Dover Beach’ was considered as the precursor of the modernist revolution. Hopkins’s unusual style left a considerable impact on the poets of the 1940s. English Poets began to take an interest in French symbolism towards the end of the century. ‘Charles Swinburne’, ‘Oscar Wilde’, ‘Arthur Symons’, ‘Ernest Dowson’, ‘Lionel Johnson’ and ‘William Butler Yeats’ were the important poets towards the end of the
To pin these works against the idea of colonization, Cesaire and Hwang must greatly alter the content. They do so, but they also mimic the styles of the original versions. A Tempest is written in modern English, and Shakespeare's songs are substituted with slave tunes. Hwang dr... ... middle of paper ... .... And in imagination I will remain” (Hwang 2.2.137-138) Song ends up winning in the end by reversing the roles and possessing the power. The only actual effect of the victory is Gallimard's suicide, which seems to hurt Song.
The rest of the chapter shows that Dickens regarded the condition to be an 'evil' one, since he depicts both countries as rife with poverty, injustice, and violence due to the irresponsibility of the ruling elite (1-3; bk. 1, ch. 1). As the novel unfolds, however, England becomes a safe haven for those escaping the violence perpetrated by the French Revolution. In this paper, I shall argue that A Tale of Two Cities reflects the popular confidence in the stability of England in the eighteen-fifties, despite Dickens's suggestions at the beginning.
Swift wrote Gulliver’s Travel also to show his idealized vision for the English society. In the novel, Swift criticizes the government as he narrates the adventures which Gulliver experiences at different islands with foreign and unique groups of people. In a way, Swift creates utopian societies at the Lillitupian Island and the Brobdingnag Island to exhibit the imperfection of government that existed in England. As Gulliver, Swift’s main character, interacts with these societies, he criticizes some of their customs and laws. He notices that these societies are not utopian from his perspective.
However, his novels and ideas continued to spread regardless of the bans. One of his greatest contributions was, however, was the spread of Romanticism. This literary movement wa... ... middle of paper ... ... Victor Hugo was not afraid to go against the authority and write what he wanted. I, however, will not go against law. One thing to take into consideration is that in Hugo’s time at France, it could be truthfully said that the laws were not anywhere near as fair or reasonable as the laws we have now in the United States.