An anti hero is the central character or protagonist who lacks traditional heroic qualities and virtues such as idealism, courage and steadfastness. An anti hero may be comic, antisocial, inept or even pathetic, while retaining the sympathy of the reader. Anti heroes are typically in conflict with a world they cannot control or whose values they reject. An anti hero is presented as a ridiculous character and the plot of the play follows what happens to the hero and is determined by the hero’s characteristics and choices as well as by circumstances.
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Wednesday, 15 June 2016
"A passage to the India" contains different types of symbols. The principal symbols are the mosque, the caves and the temple. The subsidiary symbols are the ceremonies connected with the birth anniversary of Sri Krishna the figure of Mrs Moore the Punkhawallah the image of the wasp and the collision of boats.
Thursday, 26 May 2016
Dickinson was preoccupied with the questions of death and immortality. She was inquisitive about any mystery and her perplexity about it caused her poetic tension. The questions of belief and doubt centering round immortality wished that the soul never changed yet she denied the orthodox vision of paradise. However her confidence that love was an enduring entity supported her hope of immortality. She might have been in doubt sometimes that death was the gateway to immortality but she firmly believed that the soul’s identity could never be lost. She seems to have surveyed every domain of immortality and examined its relationship with death and life.
Dickinson’s early poems depict the progress of her belief from life to death. In some of her poems Dickinson asserts her firm faith in the immortality of soul. ‘Two lengths has Everyday’ logically argues that the identity of soul cannot be lost because it is immortal. The soul not only perceives an object realistically but creates imaginatively its full image.
Friday, 8 April 2016
What Ideas Have You Formed About the Character of Goodman brown from the Story ‘Young Goodman Brown’
As the name suggests Young Goodman Brown is a young mild mannered puritan who sets out of a devil mission in the forest and loses his faith in religion his innate innocence and becomes a grim man joyless, gloomy and sad. Goodman Brown is a good christian who has recently married Faith. He takes pride in his family’s history of piety and their reputation in the community as godly men. His curiosity however leads him to accept an invitation from a mysterious traveler to observe an evil ceremony in middle of the forest one that shocks and disillusions him.
Tuesday, 5 April 2016
The theater of the absurd is associated with the names of Samuel Beckett, Eugene Ionesco, Jean Genet and Arthur Adamov. But Beckett’s contribution to this particular genre allows us to refer to him as the grand master or father of the genre. The absurd drama grew out of a sense of metaphysical anguish at the absurdity of the human condition in the universe. The absurd dramatists take tings rationally and not romantically. It is a drama without a traditional plot, story or division into acts and senses. It has fewest possible characters. In this type of drama dialogues are very short and crisp. The playwright tries to communicate the meaninglessness of life through dialogues.
There are three pairs of lovers in “The Importance of Being Earnest” the love affair of jack Worthing and Gwendolen Fairfax, that of Alagernon and Cecily Cardew and on alesser level that of Miss Prism and Dr. Chasuble. There is no major obstacle in the way of their love and marriage except that both Gwendolen and Cecily have fallen in love with men called Ernest. This gives rise to numerous comic situations in the play with both the girls disputing at one time that it is the same Ernest who has proposed to them. As for Miss Prism and Dr. Chasuble they are both celibates who are willing to enter into matrimony at a later stage of their lives.
Saturday, 12 March 2016
Racism or racialism is any action, practice or belief that reflects the racial worldview the ideology that humans are divided into separate and exclusive biological entities called ‘races’ that there is a causal link between inherited physical traits and traits of personality intellect morality and other cultural behavioral features and that some races are innately superior to others. Racism was at the heart of north American slavery and the overseas colonization and empire building activities of some western Europeans especially in the 18th century.