AD's English Literature : April 2016

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Ernest Hemingway’s “A Farewell to Arms”: Philosophical and Religious Views Seen through Symbolism and Naturalism



In A Farewell to Arms, one of the themes of Frederic Henry's adventure as an ambulance driver during World War I is identity seen through a text of a judicious admixture of naturalism and symbolism. Hemingway has not only portrayed war, death, sex, love and religion, but has also intensified the effects of his writings through his use of symbols and ironies.  Carlos Baker has analyzed the central themes of A Farewell to Arms in terms of the Mountain and the plain. Mountains are of dryness and comfort, where as the plain represents rain and the fog. 


Creative Writing Lesson: How to Write an " Autobiography of River"? Model for Writing Class for EFL Students


       
Writing a Topic Paragraph: I am river Ganga. People call me in different names at different places. You may laugh to hear that I am going to write my autobiography as I have painted an entire history of Aryan race. They have written their autobiographies then why do I not in my own vision?

Comparative End Reading of O’ Henry’s “The Cactus” and “The Princess and the Puma”




 O’ Henry, the famous short story writer has not just used his stories as a literary act of communicating his artistic imagination, but also a vehicle to explore the extreme possibilities of such an endeavor. However, his ironic and imposed art makes his stories less attractive in modern era even though this is the skill for which he is ever remembered. The ironic twist comes from the two themes that are trademarks of Porter’s scene: His reversal of the narrative and his reversal of a character’s nature.  O’ Henry’s most famous stories, such as “The Gift of the Magi,” “The Furnished Room,” and “The Ransom of Red Chief,” makes simple yet effective use of paradoxical coincidences to artistic exploration and to produce ironic endings.

Monday, April 18, 2016

Merits and Demerits of Fielding as a Novelist— Salient Features of Fielding’s Art as a Novelist


It was Sir Walter Scott who called Fielding ‘the Father of the English novel’, and he certainly deserves the title.

His characterization Successful characterization is the very backbone of the art of a novelist, and in this respect Henry Fielding is second to none. Fielding’s skill in characterization has received eloquent praises from critics. The reality, the vividness, the vitality, and the variety of his characters have been linked with those of Shakespeare himself, Thus Raleigh admires his vivifying power which brings to life the various walking gentleman and stage-mutes, and further that, “In his two later novels Fielding completed that gallery of portraits which transcends for reality and variety the work of all former English narrations save, perhaps, Chaucer’s alone.

Saturday, April 2, 2016

Goldsmith and Sheridan: the Champions of anti sentimental comedy- How do you distinguish “The Rivals” and “She Stoops to Conquer” from a “Sentimental Comedy”?



There had been a decay of the spirit of true comedy Before Goldsmith and Sheridan of which the best exponent was Congreve in his masterpiece The Way of the World. The Comedy of Manners, so popular in the Restoration period, was now rapidly degenerating. It became much too coarse, artificial and blatantly immoral.

Friday, April 1, 2016

Nature And Her Description That You Can Learn From Mathew Arnold’s Poetry : How far Removed from William Wordsworth?



The nineteenth century poetry is rich in Nature and her description. As regards to the poetry of Arnold, who can think of Arnold’s poetry as a whole with the feeling that nature is always behind it as a living background. Whether it be the story of wind and rain shaking Tintagel, or the scent laden water meadows along the Thames, or the pine forests on the flanks of Etna, or an English Garden in June Oxus, its mists and fens and “the hushed Chorasmian waste”.

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