Thursday, 17 December 2015

How far is Agamemnon responsible for his tragedy

Aeschylus nevertheless, isn't worried about Penelope. Their performs from the Orestia tend to be totally dedicated to the actual homicide associated with Agamemnon and it is outcomes. Aeschylus' Agamemnon comes with comparable personality characteristics towards the Homeric edition from the personality. Throughout their short look upon phase their conduct shows their conceited as well as boorish Homeric origins.

How far is Agamemnon responsible for his tragedy

Wednesday, 9 December 2015

Jane Austen’s attitude towards marriage and love in "Pride and Prejudice"

Jane Austen’s main subject is courtship and marriage. In "Pride and Prejudice" she describes three different kinds of marriage: (a) marriage based on economics, (b) marriage on passion and physical attraction and (c) ideal kind of marriage based on mutual understanding.

Jane Austen’s attitude towards marriage and love in "Pride and Prejudice"

Wednesday, 2 December 2015

Themes of love and romance blended together in The Importance of Being Earnest

Themes of love and romance

There are three pairs of lovers in the Importance of Being Earnest: the love-affair of Jack Worthing and Gwendolen Fairfax, that of Algernon and Cecily Cardew, and on a lesser 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 Earnest. This gives rise to numerous comic situations in the play with both the girls disputing at one time, that it is the same Earnest 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.

Themes of love and romance blended together in The Importance of Being Earnest

Jack, the guardian of Cecily in the countryside, assumes the name of Earnest a fictitious and reckless younger brother whose wild and wicked ways often take him to London, where he gets an opportunity to court Gwendolen, the only daughter of Lady Bracknell, a member of British aristocracy. Gwendolen has fallen in love with Jack simply because his name is Earnest, a name that ‘inspires confidence’in her. She cannot think of marrying a person with some other name.
In much the same way, Cecily has fascination for the name of Earnest even before she has met her guardian. Jack’s fictitious younger brother, Earnest, who lives a dissolute life in London is the perpetual cause of anxiety to her dear uncle Jack. She has discussed his wicked ways with her governess, Miss Prism, and fallen in love with him. She has even got engaged to him on her own, bought an engagement ring in his name, a bangle with a lover’s knot which she promises to wear always, and written several letters on his behalf to herself. She has even broken off the engagement once on account of an imaginary lover’s tiff. Algernon asks her whether she could not have loved him, if his name had been different, and Cecily replies in the negative. However, the tangle is resolved when both the men express their resolve to be christened as Earnest and Gwendolen praises their spirit of sacrifice.

Wednesday, 25 November 2015

"Look Back in Anger" Reflect the Mood and Temper of Post war England

Mood and Temper of Post war England

Look Back in Anger gives us a glimpse into the mood and temper of England after World War II. The British Labor Party after coming to power introduced some social reform to build up a welfare state in their country. Yet some young idealists were not satisfied. The people found themselves in precisely the same situation that Jimmy Porter the hero of the play faces.
Look Back in Anger Reflect the Mood and Temper of Post war England

 When the play opens we find Jimmy speaking in a discontented, restless manner. He is discontented with the Sunday newspapers; he is discontented with his wife Alison and he is dissatisfied with his friend Cliff. The Sunday newspaper, he complains, makes one feel ignorant. His wife Alison, he complains, hardly listens to him but goes to sleep when he begins to speak. As for Cliff, he is too ignorant to understand what the newspapers have to say. Jimmy then goes on to make fun of the Bishop of Bromley and of the woman who in her religious fervor got four of her ribs broken and got kicked in the head at a religious assembly. He cynically declares that those who ostensibly make sacrifices-whether of their careers, their beliefs of sexual pleasures-never wanted those things in the first place.

Jimmy is also against class-distinctions. He himself comes from a working-class family, while his wife comes from a rich middle class family. Alison’s parents had opposed her marriage to Jimmy, and Jimmy has never been able to forget this fact even though four years have passed. He keeps criticizing not only Alison but also her father’s family.

Thursday, 19 November 2015

Beckett’s treatment of time in Waiting for Godot

Treatment of time 
The distinction between clock time and subjective time is one of the themes of the play, Waiting for Godot. The passage of time is not absolute but relative to one’s mental condition. The tramp’s doubt about ‘time’ makes the doubt their existence and their identity also. Their main problem is to make time pass in such a way that they are the least bothered by it. In the play neither time nor existence, nor reality, nor memory, nor the past has any meaning or significance. Acts are meaningless, time does not flow consecutively, memory seems deceptive, existence is an impression or perhaps a dream, happiness is acutely absent. The tramps, Vladimir and Estragon are on the point of being hollow men in a possibly hollow universe.
Beckett’s treatment of time in Waiting for Godot