Small Battle for Women’s Rights
Nowadays no one is surprised when women become presidents or prefer to earn money, while their husbands stay at home with children. Nevertheless, women in England in the 18th century could not even dream of proper education, not to mention such liberties. Though, of course, some of them were indignant at such unfairness and wanted changes.
Poesy is full of emotions and in the variety of different genres one will be able to find exactly what he is looking for. Whether poesy is a way to find new ideas and inspiration or to see the beauty and pride of the language, everything is possible and everything is mentioned in it. One of the major elements of poesy is subjectivism that distinguishes it from prose. Among different kinds of poesy only drama has and almost irresistible feeling of involvement and co-feeling.
One of the most interesting writings in the genre of dramatic poesy is the essay by John Dryden. The Essay on Dramatic Poesy was written in 1668 by the author, who decided to elaborate on the topic of defence of poetry and justify the importance and role of drama in the world of literature. Dryden had chosen an unusual way to legitimate dramatic poesy – he built the essay as a dialog between four men with different positions on the meaning and role of drama in the literature. Today dramatic poesy has a special role in the world literature and importance of the work that was written by Dryden almost four hundred years ago is still undoubted.
The essay is full of distinguishing characteristics, among them speeches and poesy that highlights author’s view on the topic. The choice of the scene by itself is very unusual. The gentlemen fall into discussion of drama, while sailing on the boat down the Themes. While the message of the essay was clear to the reader back in 1667, today this piece of writing receives various analysis and is presented in extremely different ways. One can even argue that the essay has somewhat speculative nature and even the author himself admitted that he used purely sceptical approach to the Essay on Dramatic Poesy.
When reading the essay, one can…
Essay on Criticism
The meaning of criticism could be interpreted in different ways. When people are asked about its meaning, they will most probably think of the negative feedback. Others will consider it a general emotional reaction. Someone will rather incorporate the culture of literature analysis in the meaning of criticism. The last definition is the one I would like to talk about. Mainly because criticism in literature is extremely interesting type of writing and also because good piece of critical work can create or destroy any previous achievements.
One of the most successful novels of the twentieth century – To Kill a Mockingbird – was written by Harper Lee in 1960. The characteristic feature of the novel is its autobiographical nature and plot. The novel is based on the Lee’s observations of her family relationships, her close social circle and the events that she became a fortunate observer of when she was just about ten years old. Additional charm is added to the novel by its style and narrating.
The novel is an extraordinary combination of humor with extremely sensitive issues of ethics and moral, drawn through the cases of sexual abuse and dysfunctional relationships. On one side, there is a narrator – father, who serves as a hero and example of ethics for other characters in the novel and readers. On the other side, there is a story of racial discrimination and inequality.
For those who are familiar with the Salem Witchcraft Trials, when prosecution of people who were accused of witchcraft in the medieval times took place, the name of Crucible will not come as a surprise. “Crucible” is a dramatization of the Salem Witchcraft Trials, written by Arthur Miller back in the mid twentieth century. The play was written during the time when the US government started white propaganda against the communist countries. The play was successful from its first days of life on the New York stage and was received the Best Play of the Year award in 1953.
“Crucible” was considered as an allegory to the system of those days. In spite of the fact that the author was trying to express the paradigms of his time, the unique capability of this play is its transformable philosophy that could dress in its analysis political and social systems of all times. A lot of literators dedicated their works to analyze “Crucible” and there are still a lot of debates held on the philosophical concepts that Miller raised in his play. Those who have seen the play, leave the theatre with very different impressions.