Prometheus Bound stands apart from Robert Lowell’s other plays and is of special interest because here we find a fine embodiment of an existentialist rebel in the character of Prometheus, despite the mythical content of the play. In his adaptation of Aeschylus’s play, he reworks the classical myth of Prometheus. We can trace subtle elements of archetypal rebels like Milton’s Satan, Camus’s Sisyphus and Joyce’s Daedalus in his Prometheus. However, nuances of the contemporary situation are also incorporated in order to make it relevant to the present. However, as he himself admits there is no attempt at modernization: There are no tanks or cigarette lighters.
It is “post” because it denies the existance of ultimate principles, lacks the optimism of there being a scientific, philosophical and religious truth which will explain everything to everybody. It rejects outright meanings. Possibility of multiple meanings or complete lack of meaning is celebrated by post-modernism. The bounaries between high and low form of art and literature is also rejected by post-modernism. While reading the short stories, the readers can obtain different kinds of meanings.
In this essay, I will not offer an explanation of why people keep retelling, appropriating, and adding to Arthurian legend, because such an answer is far beyond the scope of my knowledge and the size of this essay. It would take at least one penetrating book to begin understanding the scope of that question—which is the reason why Mary Zambreno’s article, “Why Do Some Stories Keep Returning?,” is crippled by its length and loses its grounding by using vague, generalizing definitions to discuss the perpetuity of Arthurian narrative. By opening up Zambreno’s term “gap” and applying possible variations of the term to the context of Chretien’s Lancelot, Knight of the Cart, I hope to introduce the possibility of further scholarship on the ways untold stories in the Arthurian narrative contribute to its continuing popularity as a story to tell and a story to read. Zambreno offers a very confused introduction to her discussion of gaps and what she terms “literary confabulation” in the Arthurian legend. She calls upon a term introduced in another author’s discussion of Malory: Arthurian narrative as “piecemeal” is taken out of its context in W.R.J.
In The Stranger, Camus reveals the evidence that supports the “absurdity” in his philosophy. The Stranger contains a lot of philosophical content so it may look like a philosophical essay, but it is still a novel(Austin). The Stranger is a fiction novel that portrays Camus’s “absurdity” and his “notion”(Aidan). Camus insist that our lives and our existence has no meaning at all, and there is no order in our universe. Camus is aware that people have hard time comprehending his notion, and Camus is aware that people always try to find meaning in their lives.
The title of the book that we have read for our book report is Journey to the Center of the Earth. The author of the book, Journey to the Center of the Earth, is written by Jules Verne. I liked the authors’ way of writing the story because Jules Verne was so creative in thinking of what would happen next and almost the entire thing that happened was not the one that I expected. The main setting of the There are so many characters that were mentioned in the book but there are only three main characters. The main characters of the book, Journey to the Center of the Earth, are Hans, Axel and Professor Liedenbrock.
To answer who Geraldine is I am pulling from the text deliberate characterisation in Coleridge’s writing. It is clear Geraldine is not human but just what she is was never addressed. As well as her unassuming identity readers also wonder what exactly Geraldine’s motives were through deceiving Christabel which results to her gaining access to the castle and Christabel’s father. The best way to identify Geraldine’s motivation is to analyse the action and see how these actions would change the circumstances. There is use of foreshadowing to indicate where Coleridge was leading towards.
He argues that the different paths taken by each of the Hamilton’s essentially creates no contribution to the overall message of the story. In the making of this novel, Steinbeck even said “It’s a kind of sloppy sounding book”, which Lisca quotes in his article. However, Steinbeck goes on to say “but it is not sloppy really”. The variance of perspectives throughout East of Eden and the ‘sloppiness’ that is described can be looked at as a unique sort of structure. The Trasks and the Hamiltons both portray different sides to a story, and each presence contributes to the overall discussion.
Experiencing the chronicles of life and travels, Naipaul shows the readers the changing of identity through his quite confusing autobiographical novel. People eagerness to know whether it is a novel or an autobiography is not easily answered. The writer “I” narrates the story according to his experience, following his life’s journey. “The Enigma of Arrival” will remain an unanswerable enigma, “the scene is of desolation and mystery: it speaks of the mystery of arrival” (The Enigma of Arrival: 98). The “I” is mostly the same with the writer, Naipaul, “Man and writer were the same person”
Arun Joshi is one of the most prominent writers among the younger Indian English novelists. His place in the field of Indian English literature during the post-independence era is undisputed. Joshi came into the limelight with his very first novel The Foreigner which appeared in 1968. He instantly grabbed the attention of readers as well as critics by his new thematic concerns in the genre of novel. Unlike his predecessors he neither writes fiction for entertainment nor for any social or political propaganda.
The Teahouse of the August moon is a screenplay written by John Patrick. The play is an adaptation of a novel by the same name and written by an author named Vern Sneider. The story takes place in a small, rural village in post-World War II Okinawa, Japan. I personally enjoyed this play very much. I was captivated from the very beginning and could not stop reading until the bell rang, and it was very hard for me to put the book down.