When Chaucer was born in England in about 1340, there were two prestigious languages, the Latin of the Church and education, and French of the court and government. Chaucer's writings established English as a standard language of the country which remains with us today in our modern world.
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is a uniquely psychological book, and one too that can fit several different psychological models. Maslow's Humanism however is not usually considered when analyzing the time tested tale. Let's try it on for size.
The relationship between man and books is primordial. No one can deny the fact that whatever has been invented so far is directly or indirectly, construed from books. Books can nourish you, compose you and make you mature. A perfect example revealing how books affect us described by Colm Toibin here
This article examines a book of Civil War poetry written and published by my great-grandmother in 1894.
This is an article on your most asked questions about the book "The Year of Magical Thinking."
Your job is not to know how it will happen, but to keep the doors of your mind open. Go through those doors. Don't worry even if you miss a chance because another will come.
A general view on a Shakespearean drama.
Babies' love for their parents is natural. That love generates patriotism to the nation. Sometimes, the fragile political infrastructure of a country breaks down the ethical part of the grown baby, and make them terrorist. The parents never see the sunrise, and their efforts go in vain.
Literary canonical texts must contain aesthetics, art and beauty, and be capable of altering the reader's moral perception. From analysing all of these components in Anthony Burgess' novel, I believe it does deserve to be in the literary canon due to its intelligent use of Nadsat and moral dilemmas.
Alternative singers and group performers have littered the charts with hits. If these hits hit home, we may all be home alone in an alternate universe of never ending chaos. Plunge into the depths of this alternate reality through this sound-charged poem!
Drama overview to encourage you read the famous play 'Waiting for Godot'
Inspiration is the feeling of excitement that you get from someone or something that gives you new and creative ideas. If you describe something good to someone or as an inspiration, you mean that they want you or other people to do or achieve something.
Little read in France, the Hungarian scholar Ágnes Heller (1929-2019) expounded on thirty works in Hungarian, German or English, of which just five were converted into French during the years 1970-1980. She was one of the incredible educated people of Central Europe, of that age which experienced co
Deven's desire to escape the dreariness of Mirpore is what intensifies and attaches importance to these constant back-and-forth journeys from Mirpore to Delhi. These are not just physical journeys, but metaphorical. Through Nur and Urdu poetry, Deven is seeking liberation from his suffocating life.
He was an Indian freedom fighter, socialist thinker, social activist and Great writer of Sane Guruji. Simple, straightforward, concise language, expressive rhetorical style were the hallmarks of his writing.
On the 154th birth commemoration of Rabindranath Tagore, here is a rundown of five intriguing things about Tagore that you should know.
Edgar Allan Poe is famous for penning the first detective story and his many poems and stories written in the morbid style. His most famous, The Raven, published in 1845 brought him an instant success in his quest to be recognized.
Jane Eyre is a gothic romance and bildungsroman novel written by Charlotte Bronte. This article analyzes the "red room episode" within the book.
Knut Hamsun won the Nobel Prize in literature in 1920 and was a Nazi sympathizer while Romain Rolland won it in 1915 and was an admirer of Josef Stalin but both wrote monumental works that are now recognized as great literature.
James Joyce is one of the top writers of the English language and his book 'Ulysses' is considered the greatest novel of the 20th-century. He created the character of Molly and talking of me, I've been looking for Molly all my life
This article uses the novel Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte as a case study to examines the struggles of women in the society in victorian era. No matter how we fight for equality the society is still pretty much patriarchal and I hope we find the courage to keep striving and never give up.
In the Postcolonial era Latin America becomes a land of mixed culture. The contemporary Latin American writers in their literary texts represent the cultural pluralism of Latin America and the trope of indigenous language by using the genre of Magic Realism.
Edgar Allan Poe's was a brilliant writer. He composed one of the most famous poems in American literature, helped to invent the of the short story and the mystery as well as helping to establish science fiction writing. However, his life was essentially tragic in his relationships with others.
Another rabbit story about how tricky they can be, this one involves different animals and tests. This is the last from the second book in the series, The FairyTale Alphabet Book, Fairy Tales and Folk Tales from Around the World.
Which would you choose if you were given the choice of "trouble when you're young or trouble when you're old?" This fairy tale tells of a girl who chose trouble when she was young and how it all turned out for her. From The FairyTale Alphabet Book, Fairy Tales and Folk Tales from Around the World.
The Egyptian history of the festival starts on August 15 and it is called the festival of 'Loyalty to the Nile River'. Many stories about the sanctity of the Nile were invented according to ancient Egyptian beliefs and over time. The most famous of these stories is the Nile Bride
The Weedah is a mockingbird from Australia with a very strange and gruesome folk tale to explain its appearance and behavior. Read on if you dare. This is from The FairyTale Alphabet Book, Fairy Tales and Folk Tales From Around the World.
This is an old fairy tale about a young fisherman who captures a magic turtle and is taken to the undersea kingdom. It is sad from there. This is another from The Fairy Tale Alphabet Book, Fairy Tales and Folk Tales from Around the World.
Rachel Hadas's recent poetry collection Poems for Camilla works against itself in many ways.
This is a collection of a few case studies of my previous students showing how they have transformed from a child to a mature and successful human with all the difficulties and struggles that they have faced. Through this exploration, I find the traces of my journey as well as a teacher.
An explication of "Some keep the Sabbath by going to Church" by Emily Dickinson.