Essays on Authors

Cyrano De Bergerac: Hero Of A Comedic Love Story Or A Tragic Hero

Rostand’s Cyrano de Bergerac is a well-known comedic love story behind the walls of humor and satire. It revolves around Cyrano de Bergerac’s failed pursuit of love of a maiden named Roxanne because of his many personal flaws. Ironically, these are the exact flaws that prompt many to regard Cyrano as a tragic hero. Although...
1480 Words 3 Pages

William Hazlitt On Romantic Poetic Ideology

The early 19th Century was described by Joshua David Gonsalves as a period defined by ‘manliness in crisis’ within which, expectations of how men should act were continually changing (Gonsalves 2015: 2). The poetic voices who took centerstage during the Romantic era were that of the ‘Big Six’ – Wordsworth, Coleridge, Blake, Byron, Shelley, and...
2946 Words 6 Pages

The Story of J.K. Rowling's Way of Life

Creator of the most famous and best-loved character in contemporary fiction, J.K Rowling is also the author of her escape from a depressing existence on the verge of destitution. On the one hand, there is J.K Rowling who wrote the ‘Harry Potter’ novels, ‘The Casual Vacancy’ and ‘The Cuckoo’s Calling’; the literary phenomenon of the...

Neoclassicism in the 18th Century with Dryden, Pope, and Johnson

“A little Learning is a dangerous Thing.” (Pope); Alexander Pope’s works on poetry and writings were truly the basis for Neoclassical literature in the 18th century and aimed on bringing back the classical principles set by some of the earliest writers such as Virgil and Horace. Neoclassicism is a literary and creative movement that came...
2218 Words 5 Pages
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