Depiction of Irish Life in Riders to the Sea by J. M. Synge

Riders to the Sea is one of the best one-act plays in which tragic vision of life has been depicted by J. M. Synge well. A proper analysis will show that as a dramatist Synge has given an accurate picture of the habits and beliefs of the poor sea-faring people in the islands of Ireland. The […]

Discuss the Elements of Paganism and Christianity in Beowulf

Before the advent of Christianity in England, the Anglo-Saxon literature was pagan or secular. So is the case with Beowulf. The work is definitely the product of a pagan poet, finally modified by interpolations by Christian monk who gave it a veneer of Christian characteristic. Indeed, the poem derives the power of its flavor and […]

Lawrence’s Treatment of Modern Psychology in Sons and Lovers

D. H. Lawrence is more prone to dealing with human psychology, unlike other modern novelists. In fact, it was Lawrence along with Virginia Wolf, who started describing the innermost workings of the human mind through a method which later on came to be known as the “stream of consciousness method.” One of the most important […]

A Comparison of Riders to the Sea with Greek Tragedy

Greek tragedies of Aeschylus and Sophocles present spectacles of human suffering in the backdrop of the huge machinery of inscrutable fate or the ever turning and inexorable wheel of necessity. Greek tragedy shows the essential pre-determination of the human situation on earth. In modern times, this Greek concept of tragedy lost favor with many of […]

A Picture of the Society as Depicted in Beowulf

Every work of art is a faithful picture of the society. The picture of social life given us in Beowulf is essentially primitive to fight valorously, to eat and drink well, to be soothed by music after the daily labor and then – to sleep. The men described are men of words, brave and loyal […]

A Critical Appreciation of the Poem “London” by William Blake

“London” is a poem in which Blake criticises the contemporary society which has become the symbol of oppression. The so-called liberty of which his countrymen are proud is nothing but “a chartered liberty” the natural and free growth of man is impossible. The evils of the then society have been exemplified by the chimney sweeper’s […]

Discuss the Treatment of Love in Sons and Lovers

Sons and Lovers revolves around the theme of love as presented in the novel is of two kinds; one is the love of mother for her son with its crippling effects on the emotional development of the son; the other is the love of the son going towards two women Clara and Miriam.; who represents two […]