AD's English Literature : December 2013

Sunday, December 29, 2013

A TO Z Literary Principles from History of English Literature: Note 72



A Set of 26 Objective Questions & Answers

UGC NET ENGLISH QUESTION BANK

1.  Which among the following statement is not logically bound by fact?

(I) Malory's Le morte d'Arthur was printed by William Caxton, as he was a friend of him.

(II) The growth of the middle class in the early 16th century, the continuing development of trade, the new character and thoroughness of education for laypeople and not only clergy, the centralization of power and of much intellectual life in the court of the Tudor and Stuart monarchs, and the widening horizons of exploration gave a fundamental new impetus and direction to literature.

Monday, December 23, 2013

General Understanding of Shakespeare's Women:Rosalind, Portia, Beatrice or Viola



There is Sanskrit adage to the effect that the character of women is unknown even to the gods, not to speak of mortal men. Read More about Drama   It is not so much to place the subject beyond the omniscience of the supreme god-head but to street the infinite complexities of feminist. The great creator, the one great god who created the gods as well as the female certainly knows all the intricacies of his created universe-and so does Shakespeare, the great manipulator of his puppet dramatic universe whether the living, throbbing dolls are male or female. Shakespeare, the marker, makes his women live according to the lights they receive from the magic lamp of their great creator.

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Platonism in Edmund Spenser’s Works: A Fashion of Renaissance Days



Platonism was the fashion of the Renaissance days. Spenser has caught the fashion along with others of the time. He certainly knew some of the Plato’s works at first hand and used them. Technical words of platonic philosophy frequently occur in his works, and the thought of the Greek philosopher, consciously, or unconsciously, moulds his own thoughts. Greek philosopher Plato founds the Academy in Athens. Read More about Elizabethan Literature  Plato, a student of Socrates, greatly influences Western philosophy; he believes that the ideal is more real than anything material. He is the author of the Republic, a dramatic dialogue on the nature of justice. Read More about Criticism  

Italian philosopher and theologian Marsilio Ficino translates the works of Plato into Latin, a language more commonly understood by Europeans. By doing so, he contributes to the rise of Renaissance humanism and the revival of Platonism. Read More about Criticism  

Edmund Spenser
Platonic temperament, the yearning mood, the vague desire for the faraway, or the half imagined beauty, attracted Spenser, as it attracted Spenser, as it attracted many of his contemporaries, Plato’s exaltation of beauty as something divine, as an object of worship and his spiritualization of love, all colour Spenser’s treatment of Love and Beauty.

A TO Z Literary Principles from History of English Literature: Note 71



A Set of 26 Objective Questions & Answers

UGC NET ENGLISH QUESTION BANK

1. Match the following:

Drama
Theme
I. Absurd Person Singular (1973)
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a. gender and economics
II. Serious Money (1987)
b. a bleak future of barbarism
III. Far Away (2000)
c. the downfall of playwright Oscar Wilde Read More about A to Z (Objective Questions)
IV. The Judas Kiss (1998)
d. farcical dramas about middle-class anxieties

     (I) (II) (III) (IV)

(A) (d) (b) (c) (a)

(B) (d) (a) (b) (c)

(C) (b) (c) (d) (a)

(D) (c) (a) (b) (d)

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