What are the Desires in “Desire Under the Elms?”

Desire Under the Elms is a highly realistic drama of O’Neill, the action of which takes place in the Cabot-farm-house in the New England. The main theme of the play is the variations of the word ‘Desire’. Every character in the play desires something. In the broader sense ‘desire’ signifies possessive instinct or passion. As […]

Theme of Passion in Desire Under the Elms

O’Neill’s Desire under the Elms has the qualities of an ancient classical tragedy. Although the characters of the play belong to an ordinary stratum of life, their circumstances are fully tragic as all of them are propelled by their passion to their inevitable doom. Although O’Neill’s character refers a sad fate, their sufferings are caused […]

The Character of Isabella in Measure for Measure

Measure for Measure is one of Shakespeare’s problem plays. In one sense it deserves to be considered as a drama of ideas. Isabella, the heroine of this play, is a problematic character because she displays conflicting moral and legal notions through her attitude to sin, justice, celibacy, marriage etc. She is a bundle of contradictions […]

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