Everyone knows the play The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, but maybe it was a modern spin-off of an even older tale during the Elizabethan Era. Ovid wrote the story “Pyramus and Thisbe” a hundred years before Shakespeare wrote the play Romeo and Juliet. The two are very alike in plot and substance, so much so that sometimes it can seem that Shakespeare was unoriginal in his entirety. From forbidden love to sneaky lovers, and even gruesome deaths the stories are alike to an extreme. Publius Ovidius Naso, who is more commonly known as Ovid, was a Roman poet during the reign of Augustus.
William Shakespeare- A famous English poet who wrote 37 plays and 154 sonnets. Ovid- A famous Roman poet and retold a lot of Roman and Greek myths. The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare is a tragic love story set in fair Verona. “Pyramus and Thisbe” by Ovid are basically about two young people who got married without their parent's consent. Love is what the two pair of couples have for each other.
A scrutiny of the sources, from which Shakespeare drew the character Othello gives a better understanding of the character. A New Historical reading untangles all the tangles.The story "A Moorish Captain" (1565)written by Cinthio. It tells the tale of Desdemona and a Moorish Captain deceived by his wicked Ensign. This clearly provides an assumption of Shakespearemight have taken the framework for his tragedy of Othelloand his Ensign, Iago. In Cinthio’s story, the virtuous and beautiful Desdemona is the only character to be given a name.
A play within a play is a handy literary device that manages different plots with a story. Thomas Kyd first used the use of a play within a play in "The Spanish Tragedy" in 1587. Hamlet was famous for this device. The author of Hamlet and A Midsummer 's Night Dream is Shakespeare. Hamlet is a tragedy about a prince whose uncle murdered Hamlet 's fathers for the crown.
The Execution of Romanticism in “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge” Ambrose Bierce’s “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge” is one of the most thought-provoking Civil War stories written in the 19th century. In this story, Bierce digs his pen into philosophical questions about “the nature of time and the nature of abnormal psychology” (Logan 102). Yet because of the story’s multifaceted poignancy, scholarship has debated whether it is a Romantic yarn, a Gothic tale, or something abruptly more cynical. I will argue that “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge” is actually a transitional short story that explores how the rise of regionalism and realism during the Civil War led to the death of romanticism. In “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge,” the central character Peyton Farquhar functions as a symbol of romanticism.
Lost love is a universal theme expressed in Romeo and Juliet, "`If You Were Mine If You Were Mine" and Sense and Sensibility. These books are written as historical fiction to show what life in a certain time was, but even more important to show was love for a certain period was. Perhaps a background to the topic as so better to understand what lost love looks like in famous works of British literature. The infamous Romeo and Juliet: written deep into the 1600 century to the light dawn of the 17th.9 A young 16-year-old man, Romeo and a young 13-year-old girl, Juliet. Romeo is ready to settle down and is looking for love; Juliet, young and naive knows nothing of love until she meets Romeo.
In the first chapter of Erich Auerbach’s novel Mimesis titled Odysseus’ Scar, the stylistic properties of the Old Testament and Homer’s The Odyssey are contrasted to show the two foundational styles for ancient epic literature. Auerbach starts the chapter with an analysis of Homer’s use of digression with in book 19 of The Odyssey, when Odysseus’s true identity is discovered by Euryclea, to alleviate suspense within the book. He goes on to discuss how the comparison of the Homeric style with the “equally ancient and equally epic style” (7) of the tale of the sacrifice of Isaac in the old testament demonstrates “the genius of the Homeric style” (7). Auerbach then goes on to discuss how the Bible and Homeric representation of Gods differ in that
Do you know a lot of people? You can bet Paul Revere did, which is why in 1775 he set off to what is now called “The midnight ride of Paul Revere”. Two famous pieces of writing are based on this ride, a poem “Paul Revere’s ride” by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and a letter Paul himself wrote to Jeremy Belknap. Looking in detail at the poem and the letter, there are some differences and the poem is not as reliable of a source as the letter, but it does tell the main story, and gets some facts right. The letter was written by Paul Revere himself but the poem was written by a poet, this is not only proven by who wrote it but even the poem is in third point of view but then letter is in the first point of view, and this is proven in the following
Created in the midst of neoclassicism, “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” by Washington Irving is an American classic, and a common tale to tell around the campfire. In a time of reconnection with the roots of Greek and Roman schools, this gothic tale was created and holds up to other more free form stories that of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. How, you may ask, is this possible? How can a time of critical thinking and harsh minds swell under the creepy campfire story that is “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow”. The answer can be found in similar Knickerbocker stories.
On the flipside, the Romans viewed love as irrelevant and in some times detrimental to the progression of the empire; for example Dido in The Aeneid was so blindly in love with Aeneas that she became psychologically deranged and committed suicide. Are these portrayals of love correct? True love, as described in the Epic of Gilgamesh and The Odyssey, is a genuine commitment to another human in lieu of sexual allure. In the beginning of the Epic of Gilgamesh, Gilgamesh runs amok through the Sumerian city of Uruk.