Critical Appreciation of Virtue

Critical Appreciation of Virtue                                                                           critical appreciation of virtue                    G eorge Herbert is a metaphysical religious poet. He is a religious poet because he asserts his faith in Christian moral teaching to which he has given a poetic shape by virtue of his excellent poetic art as it is reflected in the simple poem "Virtue". He wrote one hundred and sixty such religious poems published under the title The Temple . Virtue is one of his religious poems. It is simple and sensuous. It is a short poem which has only sixteen lines. It is poured with Christian didacticism and has a deep ethical value. It expresses the serious contention of the permanence of virtue in the perishable world in which all earthly beautiful things are governed by the law of mortality. It rings with his absolute Christian faith and mortality of virtue. It stresses that it is a virtue that not only makes a soul virtu

Critical Appreciation of Journey of the Magi

  Critical Appreciation Of Journey Of the Magi                         Journey of the Magi is one of the Ariel poems of T.S Eliot. All the poems of this group embody different aspect of the experience of the rebirth, of the discovery of a new focus of existence. 'The meaning of the new birth is obscure, full of doubt, accompanied by pain, not joy and perplexing in the extreme."  This is particularly true of the poem Journey of the Magi. The poem opens with the account of the journey of the magi to Bethlehem where they would pay their respect to the newborn baby, Christ. The journey was full of hardship and hazards. They experienced difficulties which are narrated here by one of the Magi.                   The journey stands for a quest for the spiritual land- the death of the old and the birth of the new age. The difficulties are symbolic of the hurdles that lie on the way of the progress of pilgrims. Though the journey ended successfully, the Magi are not quite sur

Anglo-Saxon Prose

                                     Anglo-Saxon Prose                                                                                                                           Marks: 20                                                                                                                                                      In the history of any nations literature, prose as a form of conscious art has flourished much later than verse. The development of prose has nearly always been slower and more uncertain than that of poetry. In the history of English literature, we have to wait almost three centuries after the composition of Beowulf to get the first English prose work, and even longer time before we find it fully articulate, and perhaps longer before we meet with prose that is a pleasure to read.                     The development of the English prose wholly took place in England and was mainly occasioned by the introduction of Christianity in England.

Bring out the Dramatic Significance of Cassandra Scene in Agamemnon

                        Character of Cassandra in Agamemnon                                                                            Aeschylus's main characters, though graphically drawn, show little development; they are too often exaggerated too extreme to be human. It has been said that they are vivid and magnificent but never realistic. His characters are typical in the sense that in most there is not much minute drawing of the details of the character. The characters nonetheless share the greatness of the issues which are worked out in their destiny. Cassandra, the daughter of Priam and Hecuba, was loved and bribed by Apollo. But her refusal rendered useless the gift of prophecy that Apollo had bestowed on her. The play Agamemnon  would have been complete without the introduction of Cassandra but the play would have lacked the dramatic intensity without her presence. Let us in the following paragraphs see and show the dramatic significance of Cassandra in Agamemnon

Role of Chorus in Aristophanes's The Birds

                        Role of Chorus in The Birds                                                                                                                                                                                The chorus in classical Greek drama was a group of actors who described and commented upon the main action of a play with song, dance, and recitation. The chorus consisted of between twelve and fifteen players who variously danced, sang and spoke their lines in unison and sometimes wore a mask. According to A.N Sehgal, the chorus is "the ideal spectator" and conveys to "the actual spectator " a lyrical and musical expression of his own emotions and elevates him to the region of contemplation. In many Greek dramas, the chorus expresses to the audience what the main characters could not say, such as their hidden fears and secrets. They often provided other characters with the inside they needed. The chorus also prepared the audienc

Mrs.Dalloway as a Stream of Conscious Novel or Psychological Novel

                       Mrs. Dalloway as a Stream of Consciousness Novel                                 William James in his Principal of Psychology (1890) used the phrase "Stream of Consciousness" to describe the unknown flow of perception, thoughts, and feeling in the waking mind. It has since been adopted to describe a narrative method in non-dramatic modern fiction had its birth between 1913 to 1915. Virginia Woolf uses this narrative method in many of her novels and Mrs. Dalloway is not an exception. Let us in the following paragraphs see and show how Virginia Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway can be called a Stream of Consciousness Novel.                                     Virginia Wool's Mrs.  Dalloway   includes a   distinctive   narrative   vogue , salient for its shifts in a point of view to occur within one same paragraph, accentuating the psychological and the analytical nature of the narrative. To achieve a quick transition, Woolf uses a literary techniqu

Mrs. Dalloway As a Modern Novel

                    Mrs. Dalloway as a Modern Novel                      Modernism implies  a clear stage  from the tradition,  pertaining to  some  variety of   separation , treating characters as "thinking"  people ,  accenting  the unconscious rather the outer, visible self. The substance of a  piece of writing characterized  as "modern"  is made  by imagination and internal thought processes, and a plot of such work becomes  a set  of incidents and their  impact  on the individual. In Mrs. Dalloway, the  author  creates  a contemporary novel   that  has  conjointly  most of the  options  of modernism. Created from  2  short stories, Mrs. Dalloway describes  on a daily basis   within the   lifetime of  his central character, Clarissa Dalloway on a  June  day in post-war  I  European country .  per  Harold Bloom, in Clarissa Dalloway,  temperament  is  one in all   the most  underlying themes of Virginia Woolf's fiction.