‘Young Goodman Brown’ is a classic allegorical story that exposes an intense inner conflict of the protagonist. The protagonist is a young innocent and good Christian. Out of curiosity or for any reason he undertakes a daring journey into a dark forest where he discovers his inner sinful state.
Thursday, 25 May 2017
Sunday, 30 April 2017
A satire is a literary form that blends ironic humour and wit with criticism for the purpose of ridiculing follies, vices, foibles, stupidity etc. in individuals and institutions. ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’ gives us a satirical picture of the English upper class of the time although there is a couple of satirical portraits of persons belonging to certain different orders of society namely those of a clergyman and governess.
Monday, 6 March 2017
Whitman’s poetry contains a profusion of images and it is truly perceived in almost any of his poem.
Whitman employs different types of imagery in his poems and they are galore in order to create the desires effect. All sorts of images crowd in his poems images of the earth the sea and the sky night and day hills mountain and rivers nature and animals images of sex energy and vitality. His long poems like when lilacs last in the Dooryard Bloom’d or “crossing Brooklyn
ferry’ seem to be made up of a number of brief descriptions. At a glance they seem chaotic as they flash past the eye in rapid succession. But in reality they have an implicit pattern. In the poem ‘when lilacs last in the dooryard bloom’d’ we see an abundance of images of the earth the sky the sea and all that moving in quick succession.
Wednesday, 15 February 2017
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.