What is the sleepwalking scene of Lady Macbeth? Dramatic Significance

sleepwalking

Lady Macbeth is her husband’s accomplice in the crime of regicide. She incites him to murder the king in order to gain the crown. She brings her all willpower to bear upon her hesitating husband. She wilfully suppresses her womanly nature in order to achieve her hesitating husband. She wilfully suppresses her womanly nature in … Read more

The Double Dealer Characterization

The Double Dealer

In the previous two articles on William Congreve’s The Double Dealer, we discussed the themes and plot of this play. But, this one is concerned with Congreve’s art of characterization because characters play important roles in any drama. As we know (through the study of previous articles) The Double Dealer is a presentation of (a) … Read more

 The Double Dealer Plot Analysis

The Double Dealer

 Introduction William Congreve’s The Double Dealer (1694) came after his other play The Old Bachelor (1693). Its whole action takes place in Lord Touchwood’s house. Here, in this literary work, the villain (Maskell), not the hero (Mellefont), is more dominant as well as significant than any other characters. Both of them (the hero and villain) … Read more

Utopia Thomas More Summary and Analysis

Utopia

Introduction  It was Thomas More who wrote Utopia, which is a well-known work of fiction as well as socio-political satire. In fact, More originally wrote Utopia in Latin as well as published in the year 1516. An English Scholar Ralph Robinson (1520 – 1577) made this book’s first publication in English translation in 1551. Moreover, … Read more

Adam’s curse Summary & Analysis

Adam's curse

It was the eminent poet William Butler Yeats who wrote the poem Adam’s Curse which was (first) published in his poetic volume In the Seven Woods (1904). The poet, through this poem, describes poetry, love as well as beauty in general as hard work. It is a late summer evening when the speaker of Adam’s … Read more

 Easter 1916 Summary and Theme

Easter 1916

It was the famous Irish poet and Nobel laureate William Butler Yeats who wrote the poem Easter, 1916 that in fact reflects on those events that surround the Easter Rising; an armed insurrection began on Easter, 1916 (Monday, 24th April) in Dublin. As far as this event is concerned; it is about a rebellion led … Read more

Ode to the West Wind Summary and Anaylsis

Ode to the West Wind

Ode to the West Wind by P. B. Shelley is one of the most anthologized poems in English Literature. Shelley composed this poem in Cascine Woods, outside of Florence (Italy) in the autumn of the year 1819. Ode to the West Wind was first published in 1820. It is a five-stanza poem, each stanza of … Read more