Just like Shakespeare, Chikamatsu is another pursuer of love-death writings. He came from a family of wealthy samurai, whose members served the ruling daimyō as doctors, which is what gained them the samurai status. Perhaps this is where he got the inspiration of “Hara-kiri” which is a samurai ritual to commit suicide as an honorable alternative to disgrace or execution. The love Suicides at Sonezaki is a Japanese Bunraku, puppet, play. Although it isn’t his most famous play it is his most popular “domestic tragedy.”
If you had the chance to get $50,000 would you do it? What if you had to take another person’s life away to get it? In the story “Button, Button” By Richard Matheson, he uses a lot of red herring. As I was reading I was confused, but that’s good because the author did a nice job on throwing off the readers and making them think while reading the story. The author does this by talking about what the button is used for, how Norma was planning on using the money that she gets, and the unexpected conclusion of Arthur dying.
Everyone knows the play The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, but maybe it was a modern spin-off of an even older tale during the Elizabethan Era. Ovid wrote the story “Pyramus and Thisbe” a hundred years before Shakespeare wrote the play Romeo and Juliet. The two are very alike in plot and substance, so much so that sometimes it can seem that Shakespeare was unoriginal in his entirety. From forbidden love to sneaky lovers, and even gruesome deaths the stories are alike to an extreme.
The Murderer and The Duke (Compare and Contrast Last and Lover) In both stories written by Robert Browning, My Last Duchess and Porphyria’s Lover, Robert brings up how both of the women in each story die in some way, one that we don’t know of and we still are asking the question and the other by being murdered. Each story has a different twist to it though they both speak up on the same topic, death. Death is something not everyone expects to reader, especially with titles like these ones but it is always a good thing to have a nice twist within them. Both Porphyria’s Lover and My Last Duchess speak up on the death of each women but one story doesn’t really get into the details while the other does which leaves a bunch of questions to be asked.
In the story, a more seasoned refined man, Josiah Crowley, means to pass his legacy to the Horner sisters, said above, and his cousins, Edna and Mary Turner. In an abnormal wind, he winds up leaving the majority of his cash to another arrangement of cousins, the Tophams, who live in River Heights. The Tophams have Josiah's will in their ownership, and Nancy's investigator endeavors rotate around finding another will concerning Josiah's legacy (which, asone may figure, she finds in an old clock). Both the Horners and the Turners request Nancy's help with recuperating the lost will, and she guarantees to help them. At last, the legacy goes to the Horners and the Turners as opposed to the Tophams, speaking to a returning of cash to its "meriting" owners.89 The Turners and the Hoovers are just poor at first as a result of the Tophams' dishonesty and the Tophams rapidly lose their cash in the share trading system and are compelled to minimize their way of
O Captain! My Captain and Elegy for JFK, poems that reflect feelings of dealing with death, in their case the death of a president. President Lincoln and John F. Kennedy respectively. The stronger of the two poems is the Elegy for JFK. Though Whitman 's poem is well written and full of emotion, Auden expresses the theme of loss so much better than that of Whitman’s work; It’s easy to comprehend, has a better understanding of the importance of remembrance, and Auden’s execution is superior.
Edgar Allen Poe and Roald Dahl have some similarities and some differences in consideration to their background and similarities. To start off, Poe and Dahl are the same because they both were influenced by the early deaths of their loved ones. To add on, they both faced poverty (asked for money) and since they faced death and poverty, they both wrote stories that included a dark mood. On the other hand, Poe and Dahl had some differences. First of all, Edgar Allen Poe was born in 1809.
Even though there are many examples of christianity in the poem, it points more towards pagan beliefs because of the time of creation, the fact that it talks about vengeance, the ancient belief in wyrd, the use and naming of swords,and the tradition of ship burials . Beowulf was written in the anglo-saxon period by an unknown anglo saxon poet. It is best known by the scholars as The Beowulf Poet. When the poem was written it was influenced by paganism even though christianity is prevalent amongst its verses. Anglo-saxon were invaders of britain (Angles, saxons and jutes)
Keats’s Sympathy with the Other in Lamia In Lamia, Keats shows a very much greater sense of proportion and power of selection than in his earlier work. There is more light and shade. It is written in 1819 after going to Rome and learning about his illness. Just before he writes Lamia, he has a brain hemorrhage, so he knows he is dying.
Under Joseph, he read Ovid, Caesar, and Virgil. He was good at literature; however, he was at odds against math. He did not study much, but he succeeded nevertheless. Poe was the best language student at Clarke's school in Latin, but Nat Howard was the best classicist compared to Poe. During summer vacation, Poe sent Clarke a letter in Latin, showing his skills with the language.
Lewis Carroll was known for many things but he was most known for his books "Alice in wonderland" and "Through the Looking Glass, and What Alice Found. " The poem "Jabberwocky was part of the book "Through the Looking Glass, and What Alice Found. A bit of history on the poem was that it was first introduced with by Alice herself. She found the a book that looked like it was written in a strange language but Alice realized it was actually a mirror book meaning she had to put it up against a mirror to be able to read it. The piece "Jabberwocky" is considered to be one of the greatest nonsense poems that was written in English.
Scott soon realized that he was an alcoholic and he had lost most of his money, so Scott signed a movie contract, however in the end Zelda and Fitzgerald payed the prices of their mistakes and Scott died in December 21, 1940 from having two heart attacks. Even if F. Scott Fitzgerald has made big mistakes he was still admired for expressing deeply into the stories and novels he wrote, although he wrote about life lessons he didn’t follow them making people wonder. People are fascinated by his marvelous literary language after World War II especially when his last book went unfinished of his death. For Fitzgerald’s literary language, it was just as great as Shakespeare, many people theorize so much over F. Scott Fitzgerald and his bestselling
To that result would be that if I can read these two (If This Be Treason: Translation and Its Dyscontents, A Memoir and Go Set a Watchman) then I will persuade reading A Portrait of an Artist as a Young Man. Let 's remain chattering about books. I 've completed The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath, and I must say that her life really draws my attention. The way she lived and wrote this novel based on her own story, quasi-autobiographical, is jaw-dropping.
Because of its complicated origin, Beowulf has elements of both pagan Germanic culture and Christianity. The story of Beowulf probably originated as an oral tradition sometime in the 7th century. But the only surviving manuscript of Beowulf was written in the 11th century by Christian scribes, who either inserted the Christian overtones to the story, or were working from a manuscript set down by previous Christians who added the Christian elements. Suffice it to say that the resulting Beowulf is like a pagan story wrapped in Christianity. This results in some strange inconsistencies.
Everyone has a perspective on good and evil; the battle line between good and even runs through the heart. “Beowulf” illuminates characters that come from dark and deep backgrounds that construct their dauntless actions. In the heroic tale “Beowulf,” the author’s tones strongly demonstrates themes of loyalty, honor, and courage. Raffel’s tones remotely displays the act of loyalty within multiple characters. “Hail to these who will rise to God, drop off their dead bodies” (101).