British Literature

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  • English Literature In British Literature

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    English through literature from some of the greatest authors of all time. When a student reaches the twelfth grade they start to learn the history of the language in British Literature. Works like Beowulf and Canterbury Tales represent two eras and two stages of English, old and middle. Historic landmarks play a part in an author's writing. Monarchs control the authors environment. The study of British literature and its authors is a lasting endeavor bound to the timeline of the British kingdom and its

  • British Identity and Literature

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    British Identity and Literature What does it mean to be British? Britain's national identity has evolved and transformed over the years. Through the works of Phyllis Wheatley, Aphra Ben, William Shakespeare, Daniel DeFoe, Coetzee and Caryl Phillips we have explored the different meanings and aspects of British identity. Britishness is not just confined to England (or the United Kingdom in recent times), Britishness extends far beyond the nation. Britishness is not a simple concept and is complicated

  • An Analysis Of British Literature

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    An Analysis of British Literature Death is inevitable and what happens after death will always be a mystery to the living. For this reason, the afterlife has always been a topic which artists have chosen to explore in their works. Throughout the chronology of British literature, artists have used society's views as a basis to examine the afterlife, and look at it in new ways. The afterlife has been a theme in British Literature from the Anglo-Saxon period of Beowulf to the twentieth century writings

  • Honor in British Literature

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    Question One Shakespeare, in Henry IV, Part I, does not present one clear definition of honor; instead, he demonstrates competing conceptions through the individual character’s interpretations. Three characters each have their own sense of honor: Harry, Hotspur, and Falstaff. Harry’s honor most closely resembles the commonly held, contemporary view of “kingly” or noble honor: honor is self-deprivation from hedonism and self-sacrifice for the greater good of the nation. While at the beginning of

  • British Literature: Past and Present

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    British literature continues to be read and analyzed because the themes, motifs and controversies that people struggled with in the past are still being debated today. The strongest themes that were presented in this course related to changing governments, the debate about equity between blacks and whites, men and women and rich and poor, and the concern about maintaining one’s cultural identity. The evolution of governments was a constant theme throughout the course, beginning with the lesson on

  • The Involvement of War in British Literature

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    "A Weak Spot In The Personality? Conceptualising 'War Neurosis' In British Medical Literature Of The Second World War." Australian Journal Of Politics & History 58.3 (2012): 408-420. Academic Search Complete. Web. 12 Mar. 2014. William, Shakespeare. "Macbeth." Masterplots, Fourth Edition (2010): 1-3. Literary Reference Center. Web. 13 Mar. 2014. Wilson, John Howard. "Culture In Camouflage: War, Empire, And Modern British Literature." Evelyn Waugh Studies 43.2 (2012): 1-3. Literary Reference Center

  • Gender Roles in British Literature

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    in the time when British literature was being written was very important to the women history. Women were subservient to men in most of the British literature. Some literature women had a little more power than in others. When women were asked to do something by a man there was no way they could say no. the way women were treated then is the equivalent to a housewife now in the Twenty-First century. When a man told them to do something they had to do it. Throughout the literature women started desiring

  • British Literature Lesson Reflection

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    I Introduction Since my subject is British Literature, there has been a lot of thought regarding the priorities of the course. On one hand, my main aim is to help learners enjoy the artistic part of written language. On the other hand, I have been tempted by the idea of using my time to give a more language oriented lesson. The session used to write this essay is one of my first attempts to pursuit the second. When choosing the materials, I picked a short comedy written on the fifties (Pinter

  • Why Study British Literature

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    Why do I have to study British Literature? I am an American. I speak the English language. Not British English, or Australian English, I speak American English. I know the history of the United States and where it came from and where the people who live in it came from. The people in the United States came from everywhere, but the country started with only a few people. The United States started with the original 13 colonies, and these were colonies of England. This may be the best reason

  • John Donne and British Literature

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    John Donne was a very remarkable and well known author throughout British Literature. He led a very interesting life from his career as a preacher and author even to his personal life. Donne faced a life of hardship, tragedy, and secrets. Although through all his endeavors he managed to write famous manuscripts, sermons, and poems. At the time he wrote these works, John Donne’s fames didn’t really occur significantly until after his death. From a young age he was a very well educated man, and excelled