Firstly it is not based on evidence from plays and secondly it is self contradictory. The inherent contradiction in Johnson’s criticism of Shakespeare’s moral aspect becomes evident. He emphasizes the role of literature to be morally instructive as it should bring positive change in man’s life. Meanwhile, he also wants the writer to present human nature vividly, truthfully and clearly. We know that life in reality gives no obvious moral lessons to the observer.
St. Teresa can be seen as modest of her experiences with God and wants to take the story seriously and would not want to undermine her project by presenting it in a true light. It is difficult for people to discuss a topic like mysticism since it is a field in which nearly all people have little or no experience in. Therefore, someone may expect self-correction from a person who had an experience of the divine because they, in fact, may be unsure of themselves about an intense experience. A reader may want to take a step back and look at St. Teresa’s self-correction as see it in a positive light. There are several possible reasons why Teresa may be constantly correcting herself throughout her work.
This activity prefaces with a reflection on art, the artist, and the utility of both. Oscar Wilde 's characters carry out actions that do not necessarily have a reason. What is implied is that art should not be a straightforward representation of reality--it should not be "accurate," as Algernon would say--but rather it should be an extension of its creator 's artistic styles. Hence, it should have "wonderful expression." Real art takes no part in molding the social or moral identities of society, nor should it.
Humbert Humbert and his Lolita, Dolores Haze, are incomparable characters that toy with the reader’s emotions and are the basis of this story. While questioning the author’s intention in creating such a wretched tale, I discovered that Vladimir Nabokov, himself states that the novel has no intended moral, it was just something he had to get off his chest. And that is perhaps the best evaluation I can offer, one should read Lolita not for is sexual and emotional rawness, the beautiful prose, or a good and honest cry, but because it is book without an intended moral. Books like these have no gray zone, no middle ground, the reader is forced to love it or hate
However, each individual creates their own reality to some extent, meaning that it’s almost impossible for there to be truth independent for all. Literature as an art form can be relied on for telling the truth because it has the advantage of being presented in language that is understandable and able to be interpreted. To define literature, it is any written work, including novels, short stories, poems and more. As
He gives first importance to philosophy as philosophy deals with the ideas whereas poetry deals with illusion – things which are twice removed from reality. So to Plato, philosophy is superior to poetry. Plato rejected poetry as it is mimetic in nature on the moral and philosophical grounds. On the contrary, Aristotle advocated poetry as it is mimetic in nature. According to him, poetry is an imitation of an action and his tool of enquiry is neither philosophical nor moral.
One of Eliot’s poetic innovations is his new interpretation of the term “tradition”. According to Eliot the tradition should not be understood as a tradition in an archeological sense of the word, it is not an object which can be studied archeologically or something that can be buried, but is should represent something that is alive and has some effect on the presence. Eliot develops a whole new poetic theory known as the impersonal theory of poetry. He claims that acquiring tradition is more important than the poet’s personality. According to him, the tradition is not something that is inherited or something that was handed down from generation to generation, but it is something that is acquired by means of great effort because it urges a study of the whole civilization.
‘Meaning’ is like a taboo word in Post Modernism. It is not to be talked of and one should not search for it in any literary text since it is a meaningless endeavour. This radicalism against the search for meaning in literature is rationally unacceptable and untenable. This small paper aims to show that although the Post-Structuralist idea of deconstruction that stands behind Post-Modernist writing, emerged as a critique of conventional view regarding ‘meaning’ and ‘rationality’, is itself a meticulously advocated rational view. This paper is a critique of the Post-Modernist critique of the idea of meaning in a literary text.
Exploring the origin of epistolary poems lucidly illumines the fact that poets effuse their thoughts through epistles effectively. Epistolary poems are penned for pedagogical purpose also. The poems of epistles can be objective registering distant views pertaining to social issues or subjective imparting personal feelings and emotions of the writer. Origin of epistolary poems could be traced back to Roman Literature between 43 B.C to 17or 18 A.D when the great Roman poet Ovid wrote Heroides (The Heroines) or EpistulaeHeroidum (letters of Heroines) comprising of
Similarly, ‘Island Man’ doesn’t have organization in its structure and is written in a free verse way. This could imply disorganisation. However this may reflect the feelings of the island man himself. Also, some words have been separated from the rest of the poem to, I believe, emphasise these pieces of text, which is a clever way to employ the technique of