This statement shows both themes of change and transformation in one sentence.This statement given by Bodine explains the entire plot of the story.It also supports the main theme by giving a very brief summary of the story, in which this theme is heavily present. Another statement,made by the author of the original short story, shows this as well. In “Babylon Revisited,” Fitzgerald writes, “He thought he knew what to do for her. He believed in character;he wanted to jump back a whole generation and trust in character again as the eternally valuable element. Everything else wore out” (Fitzgerald 8).
Even today you and I quote Shakespeare without knowing it: if you act more in sorrow than in anger, if you vanish into thin air or have ever been tongue-tied, hoodwinked or slept not one wink, you’re speaking the Bard’s English. Milton, say his fans, works on an altogether different, higher plane. In Paradise Lost – the best poem ever written in English – Milton moved beyond the literary to address political, philosophical and religious questions in a way that still resounds strongly today. In his complex, intellectual poetry he drilled down deep into the eternal truths and sought to embody new scientific discovery in his work.His engagement with the issues of the day – with the nature of knowledge, slavery, free will, love and creation – was unparalleled. Despite complete blindness in middle age, he was the English republic’s best known, most fervent apologist, and a key civil servant for Oliver Cromwell.
The poet is criticizing war and how it deprives the young men of the freedom they defend. In this critique, Pound acts as the second narrator, the one speaking in the poem. Troy Camplin takes a different view by declaring Pound to be the first narrator who labels the second as immoral. In this second critique, Pound is expressing anti-liberalism views by denouncing men who enjoy the pleasures of freedom. Personally, I found the poem to be interesting because it
The notion Byronic Hero took its name after the English Romantic poet Lord Byron. It first appears in latter’s poem Childe Harold 's Pilgrimage (1812–1818), and is described by the historian and critic Lord Macaulay as “a man proud, moody, cynical, with defiance on his brow, and misery in his heart, a scorner of his kind, implacable in revenge, yet capable of deep and strong affection” (qtd. Christiansen 201). Conventionally, the figure is presented as a young and attractive male with a bad reputation, who defies authority and conventional morality. However, he becomes paradoxically ennobled by his rejection of virtue.
ABSTRACT “Ulysses” is one of the most important poems by Lord Tennyson , the representative poet of the Victorian age. The poem records Ulysses’s passion for knowledge and adventure as well as his discontent with the domestic life at Ithaca. Emotions and strong passion have always been prevalent in every literature across the glove. The method of representing those passion , however , varies from one piece of literature to another. As a result , different branches of literature have come into being.
The aim of this research paper is to unravel optimism with a parallel description of symbols and themes. Before analyzing the symbols, the story and the themes that reflected the elements of optimism it is necessary to shed light on optimistic attitudes and feelings of author that is highlighted in the novel ‘The Old Man and the Sea’. Earnest Hemingway-an American short story writer, Novelist and Journalist- is a famous figure in the literary world of 20th century. Moreover, he is one of the most celebrated figures of American English literature. He struggled hard throughout his life, yet he did not let loose the imagination of optimization.
Background To analyze the poem critically, it is very important to understand the milieu in which the poem was written, because this poem is highly autobiographical expressing the mental state of poet at that time. Earlier, he was a close associate of Wordsworth and was highly influenced by his views of nature but later at the time when this poem was composed his unhappy fate led him to contradict wordsworthian stance of nature. When Coleridge composed this poem, he was suffering from deep emotional dejection because of domestic discord and crises in creative imagination. His unfulfilled love for Sara Hutchinson and opium addiction worked havoc for his poetic powers. These events brought him to such a despondency that he felt himself separated from nature and drowned in an endless dismal pain.
The imagery in W.B. Yeats’ poetry gave way to a handling of folklore and themes deriving from his deep sense of a basic dichotomy in the universe. His poems show a new hardness and irony. “Byzantium” haunts the mind and probes emotions as no other English poet had done. The theme of the poem is the attempt to escape from old age and decay by escaping altogether from the world of biological change to the timeless world of art symbolized by Byzantium.
Romanticism was a period of time that occurred during the famous Age of Reason, but went against its philosophies. Instead of intellect, logic, and science, Romanticist felt those were what’s wrong with society and liked to focus on spiritual connections and nature instead. They used their poetry to convey their emotions and ideals to others. The person who is considered to be the founder of Romanticism was a man named William Wordsworth. His poetry was used to portray his feelings toward the Age of Reason and revolt against it.
Mathew Arnold as a Critic of English Literature – With Special Reference to Functions of Poetry Dr. George Kolanchery Asst. Professor (English),Bayan College, Oman (Aff. Purdue University, USA) Abstract Mathew Arnold is an important critic of English Literature. Before him, English criticism was in fog, and whatever criticism we find, is more based on personal notions than on any consistent methods. Dryden is regarded as the first critic of English, but his criticism is based on personal notion- sympathy and knowledge rather than on any formula.