Both stories start from the final and they are both told by their narrator. This is important way in which Poe decided to write the stories and keep the pressure on the momentum in the stories and the reader to be on toes ready for everything. Another similarity in the short stories is the narrators’ mindset. In “The Black Cat” the psychological state of the main character is triggered by an eye. He is removing his cat’s eye to test its love.
Dina Laurine Chokr SOAN 203 10/04/2016 Waking life is a film written and produced by Richard Linklater. The film focuses on the nature of dreams and consciousness. The title, Waking Life, is of great reference to the philosopher George Santayana 's maxim in ‘Sanity is a madness put to good use’ which suggests that the waking life is a dream controlled. The nameless main character shuffles through his life in a persistent lucid dream-like state. He starts by observing people, scenes, and conversations and later actively participates in philosophical discussions of issues such as reality, free will, the relationship of the subject with others, existentialism, anthropological theories of evolution, language, and the meaning of life.
Yoga is abiding by the principles of truth and avoiding the path of untruth. Yoga is a science which is meant for the study of the reflective. It is for those who are convinced that the world of the senses has nothing substantial to offer. Yoga is a process of continuous transformation. The inner perfection of self-realization can only come to be revealed by experience.
Lucidity’s Folly In the fourteenth teaching, Krishna goes on to explain to Arjuna about “a knowledge” that, “knowing it, all the sages have reached perfection.” This is the knowledge of the three qualities of nature- lucidity, passion, and dark inertia- which inherently form when the world is created by Krishna. These three qualities bind the self to the mortal body; the ultimate goal of man is to understand and ascend above them in order to share in the infinite spirit. While lucidity may seem like a positive quality to achieve, a close reading reveals that Krishna warns Arjuna of the danger in falling to lucidity. Although necessary for detachment, Lucidity can be a perilous trap to fall into because it can lead to an endless cycle of reincarnation. Krishna uses positively connotated words, juxtaposed with negative words in order to subtly warn Arjuna about the pitfalls of lucidity.
Written in by Parnassian poet Théodore de Banville, Cléopâtre is an interesting example of a poem commanded by the notion of ‘l’art pour l’art.’ At first, the poem reads as a reflection of contemporary interests in Greco-Roman mythology, having evolved from the Romanticism of the early 19th century. However, at closer inspection, it is possible that Banville has used his 1865 poem to express his ideas on the limitations of religion and simultaneously the effect of beauty. Exploration of religion is a key aspect of Cléopâtre, something that is portrayed primarily through the theme of eternity throughout the poem; this idea is both introduced and fortified in the first two stanzas. The use of vocabulary in, Dans la nuit brûlante où la plainte
The human body is physiologically made up of primarily three qualities. Although, people paint each one in their own way; the conscious mind holds its walls up towards reality and rational occurrences, while behind that layer is the unconscious mind that pushes the boundaries of our reality --perhaps even supernatural beings -- and both of these are tied to the soul: the purity and core existence for homosapians. Thus, this idea gets expanded on--even crosses the line--during the short story “The Fall of the House of Usher” by Edgar Allan Poe. During the story, the narrator goes to visit his ill friend Roderick Usher in his home and while there, he experiences rather bizarre situations that is merely brushed away until the very arch at the end of the story. This story brings along the imagination, and those qualities of the conscious and unconscious mind, along with the soul, are shown through the characters Poe has created.
J. P. Tripathi finally discusses on the vision of life as expressed in The Cat and Shakespeare. As the novel deals with the path of devotion of Ramanuja, naturally it presents a different perspective. Tripathi studies the vision of life in five subheadings: (1) Religion and God, (2) Devotion or Bhaktiyoga, (3) Moral Ethics and Code, (4) Love and Marriage, and (5) Social Realism. In the present novel religion, religious practices, values, and emblems have been eulogized. Religion is not merely a set of rules and principles but something to be put into practice and translated in life.
"Follow it, and that will be Mara 's bewilderment. Follow it, you put an end to suffering and stress." 3 Each part of this path is important and necessary, but the very first thing mentioned by the Buddha is right view, which he goes on to explain as "Knowledge of suffering, knowledge of the origin of suffering, knowledge of the cessation of suffering, knowledge of the way leading to the cessation of suffering..." 4 Here, Buddha emphasizes the importance of wisdom about human suffering. Essentially, the path to no more suffering is understanding of suffering, which may only be achieved through extensive meditation and learning over the course of many lives. With full knowledge of suffering comes a disappearance of the need to avoid it, and this lack of avoidance causes it to disappear entirely.
In A Passage to India, there are several examples of stream of consciousness way of thinking in the chapter of “ Temple”. For example, when Fielding asks Aziz to meet with Ralph and Stella and Aziz does not speak in turn. Instead, in the novel the writer wants reader to goes into the character’s thoughts, which are not linear but circular. It is an example of human mind and emotions. Moreover, in the book Forster is discussing the traditional values with a new window opened by Modernism.
Raja Rao’s spectacles and the vision of life are complex, so the expression requires a complex medium or genre. The simple narrative mode may not cop with his requirements. Therefore, besides using the mythical and legendary mode, his first novel Kanthapura has been written in the puranic mode. The Serpent and the Rope has been presented in the complex epic mode and has been compared with ‘The Mahabharata’ (Iyengar: 397). The Cat and Shakespeare is written in the form of a comedy.