He believed that politics and art were naturally related. Moreover, he used his poems to voiced his attitude toward Irish and also to teach people about Irish history. Lead by his believe that art could have a political function, in 1922 Yeats became a senator in Irish parliament. Yeats’ was also very interested in mysticism. He believed that events were predetermined.
Feudalism became a template for most of the poets as their works promote values like obedience and loyalty to a higher authority which was often followed during that time. Courtly love did not only embody the emotional aspect of love but it also maintained the social practices. But as their society began to shift, feudalism also became threatened. According to Boase, courtly love which presented significant relationships between a lover and a noble person became a way for the nobility to ensure their people’s faithfulness to them.
In the play the Montagues and the Capulets have an “ancient grudge… where civil blood makes civil hands unclean”, due to the vendetta the two lovers were driven to death because of their forbidden love (Shakespeare). Unlike Shakespeare, Wilde uses names to further the satirical nature of The Importance of Being Earnest. Throughout the play Wilde is perpetually using situational irony, exaggeration, deflation and epigrammatic phrases in order to ridicule societies social norms. Although the play is satirical it also gives a lot of insight on the importance of names. The play states that names are enough to judge character and even status in society.
Greed within the Rape of the Lock Greed is often perceived as wanting to have something no matter who it affects. The Augustan time period was riddled with greed and was not a great time period to live in. A poet named Alexander Pope wrote a poem to push the issue of greed to the spotlight. In his poem, The Rape of the Lock, Pope uses one of the main characters, the Baron,to prove the true greed the courses through the veins of the average human. The Baron’s rudeness, persistence, and disregard for others helps to prove that greed is a problem in the era of which the poem was written.
Yet, they were about attitudes and virtues that should be owned. The standard of chivalry, nonetheless, had considerably deeper roots. An author of Bloody Constraint, Theodor Meron said, “War and Chivalry in Shakespeare, states that the practitioners of chivalry, the knights, were expected to be cultivated gentlemen” (Meron, 2010). Besides, chivalry expected not only nobles, knights, and lords also to truly be men of virtue. The greatest important ideals were “honor, loyalty, courage, mercy, a commitment to the well being of the community and the avoidance of shame and dishonor” (Bloom, 2000).
In “Keats and Celtic Romanticism”, Grant F. Scott claimed that Keats 's interest was not simply artistic but there were strong contemporary political implications in his choice of embracing a culture that was pre-Roman, pre-Christian and a pre-colonized. Keats had a marginalized status as a Cockney writer in the main literary establishment which made him all the more sympathetic to the struggle of the Celts to Roman and English cultural colonization. Scott writes, “Keats 's emphasis on the Celts, Druids, and faerylore in his own poetry was a powerful defense against the depreciation of one 's self and one 's group by the patrician English ruling group in power” (Scott, Keats and Romantic Celticism by Christine Gallant, 2006, p. 226). Keats took up an idea in the Hyperion and he connected the Celts with the Titans. Scott explained that the faeries were associated with the realm of the dead and widely feared by ordinary folk.
Myth has always been a source of attraction to modern poets. The elements of remoteness, mystery and the heroism of myth serves a large variety of applications in contemporary poetry. For W.B.Yeats and Mahmoud Darwish, myth is a weapon to fight against English and Israeli occupation. By incorporating into his work the stories and characters of Celtic origin, Yeats endeavored to encapsulate something of the national character of his Ireland in order to revive the Irish literary heritage. Darwish employs myth to resist Zionist appropriation of it.
7). Plato brilliantly recognized that poets and playwrights yield massive amounts of power, in transforming culture and popular thinking. Unfortunately, their narratives have long celebrated protagonists whose vice and immorality dictates the plot of the narrative. Thus, Plato advocated for strict censorship in order to limit the ability for creators to impress negative values through their mediums. “Plato justified this call for censorship by asserting that man is an imitative animal and tends to become what
The idealism established and supported by violence is the backbone of the themes. Distinctively, the values between traditional Latin men and women waver because of the pre-established cultural ideology. Inherently, the males within the storyline hold an exaggerated sense of power expressed in a multitude of manners; most commonly being through committing acts of sexual, emotional, and physical violence. Women were the victims of these acts as they were considered to be inferior to men, mere objects to possess and display superiority over. Acceptance of absence of power to men was taught through conditioning instilled by violence.
Tribes dominated the social system in pre-Islamic Arabia. This was known as tribalism, people would fight for each other and protect their belongings. A tribe would be honored to have a poet amongst them. For people in pre-Islamic Arabia having a poet is like having a new horse or having a boy as a child. It was one of the few things that were highly regarded by them.