Category: Literature

Age of Chaucer

Age of Chaucer (1350-1400):

Personal life: Geoffrey Chaucer was born in England in 1340. He was the son of John Chaucer. He had very good relation with the dwellers of the town where he grew up. He had a business of alcohol. His life was momentous. In his personal life he was royal and he got a lot of honor. In his family he had two sons named Thomas and Lvi. At the age of 60 he died in 1400. He is considered as the best writer, poet and author of this era. His life was totally pompous. Read More

Period of Restoration

Characteristics of this Era:

a. The old ideas have been broken. Read More

“The Good Morrow” is a Metaphysical Poem.

What is Metaphysical Poetry? Discuss “The Good Morrow” is a Metaphysical poem.

 Definition of Metaphysical Poetry: Etymologically, Metaphysical means beyond physical or something abstract. A Metaphysical Poem is a poem that consists of abrupt beginning, abstract theme, use of conceits, bending (turning) of passion and arguments. The major themes of metaphysical poems are love, death and religious faith which are all conceptual truths. Read More

William Shakespeare as a dramatist

William Shakespeare as a dramatist

William Shakespeare, the greatest dramatist, poet, actor has played an important contribution in all sectors of English Literature. He has created many tragedies, comedies, sonnets and poems. Sometimes he has seen as a dramatist, sometimes he has seen as an actor and sometimes as a poet. Read More

Elizabethan Age (1550-1620)

Elizabethan Age (1550-1620):

The age of Elizabethan is highly considered as the golden age of English Literature. A lot of famous and renowned poets, dramatists and essay writers had been created in this era. So, it is called “a nest of singing birds.” Read More

The Puritan Age

The Puritan Age (1620-1660)

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ELIZABETHAN TRAGEDY

Generally Elizabethan Period is considered as 1558-1603. The most famous play writers of this era were Edmund Spenser, Sir Philip Sidney, and William Shakespeare. After the religious convulsions of half a century time was required for the development of the internal quiet and confidence from which a great literature could spring. At length, however, the hour grew ripe and there came the greatest outburst of creative energy in the whole history of English literature. Under Elizabeth’s wise guidance the prosperity and enthusiasm of the nation had raised to the highest pitch and London in particular was overflowing with vigorous life.

Oedipus is the Tragic Hero

Q. Discuss king Oedipus is the tragic hero in Sophocles’ Oedipus Rex.

 It is well known to us that, Oedipus Rex is considered as one of the best creations of Sophocles where the king Oedipus is the protagonist and he is also considered as the tragic hero. Read More

The Role of Fate in Sophocles’ King Oedipus Rex

 Discuss about The Role of Fate in King Sophocles’ Oedipus Rex

  Oedipus Rex is one of the greatest creations of Sophocles where king Oedipus is the protagonist who is the victim of his own fate. Generally, fate is one of the opposition elements of the play which is influenced by one’s own action but ultimately is dictated by events beyond anybody’s control. Read More