I. Introduction A. As Oscar Wilde once said in The Picture of Dorian Gray, “I have grown to love secrecy. It seems to be the one thing that can make modern life mysterious or marvelous to us. The commonest thing is delightful if only one hides it.” (Ch. 1) 1. In William Shakespeare’s iconic tragic play Romeo and Juliet, many characters secretly go against society in order to fulfill their personal needs. 2. As the book progresses, we see the characters make decisions based on the motives of love
"Introduction to Literature" has been a most enjoyable course. I am an avid reader and have always been fond of it. In the past, however, my selection of books for reading was very limited due to the fact that my interests lie in the "epic fantasy" genre. I have found a deeper appreciation of the literary works through this course and have opened myself to different types of it. I was shown a variety of works that I thoroughly enjoyed reading, from short stories, to poems, and dramas, and every single
19th century being the most popular because of its sub-genres like the supernatural, spirituality and horror. Originally, the gothic genre is a blend of the sublime and the romantic where most classical novels like Wuthering Heights or Picture of Dorian Grey etc. have become household names. However, such popular texts like Jane Eyre, Frankenstein, and Castle of Otranto etc. Are either religiously taught in schools, whether GCSE level or Alevel, which aspire to some students the complex and fascinating
Ovid to explain the protagonist’s self obsession and vanity; therefore the two contrast each other. ... ... middle of paper ... ...DWSQ&hl=en&sa=X&ei=ldEUU4KcKqTg7Qbm-4GIDg&ved=0CF8Q6AEwCQ> KEEFE, ROBERT. "ARTIST AND MODEL IN "THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY"." Studies in the novel. 5.1 (1973): 63 - 70. Web. 10 Mar. 2014. . Ovid, "Metamorphoses: Book I." ENGLISH II: LITERATURE & MYTH 2014. UWC. Ovid. The Metamorphoses. Trans. A.S. Kline. Vermont: A. S. Kline. 2000. p. 199 – 201. Web. 10 March
Modernist Works and the Fear of the Fin de Siècle Fin de siècle is a term which is now used to refer to the period of the last 40 or so years of the Nineteenth Century and its art, yet at the time the word had genuine sociological connotations of modernity, social decay and reaction. In France in particular though arguably throughout Europe, society was changing in such a way as to merit such a pessimistic term for the trend evolving. The growing ability for the mass of the people to access
highest-rated new comedy series to return for the 2002-03 season. (Extract form allyourtv.com) This half-hour comedy from the co-creator/executive producer of "Spin City" focuses on the experiences of fresh-faced medical intern John "JD" Dorian (Zach Braff, "The Broken Hearts Club") as he embarks on his career at a hospital full of unpredictable staffers and patients. Joining him in his new world are his college buddy, Chris Turk (Donald Faison, "Felicity"), an intern with a more elite
Reproductive Fantasy is Burning Of fire, what can be written that would not be better off singed, immolated, baked, or outright burnt? Flame of the match lights a watch. Dancing embers of destruction hide records, burn bodies and papers. Glistening radiance of torches light the way through the night of Victorian horror and fantasy. Fire is lively (it breathers, it takes in, it puts out, it moves, it grows, and it makes more) yet takes away life (defined by the same characteristics.) Everywhere
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Point of No Return In the film Shame, Brandon represents a successful middle class man working in Manhattan, but is constantly trapped within his addiction to sex and compulsive thoughts to oppress the dirty thoughts when his sister Sissy comes into his life. How does Brandon’s sister Sissy reverse the predator and victim role on a psychological perspective? And what sexual subjectivities does Sissy impose on Brandon that ultimately drives the monstrosity as sexual pathology?
George Caster and I’ll be your host. For today I’m being joined with special guests Christina Lee and Stephan David. Welcome and thanks for joining me. Our poetess for today has been praised by many, including well known author of ‘The Picture of Dorian Gray’ and ‘The Selfish Giant’, Oscar Wilde (1854-1900). Born in London in 1861, Amy Levy was an independent and talented woman. Each of us today has found one of Levy’s poems to discuss. Ladies first, Christina. Christina: Thank you. Firstly, I feel