Existentialism deals with individual existence, freedom and choice. “Waiting for Godot” shows it and is called play that advocates theory of existentialism.
Work that deals with theory of existentialism comes in the category of “existentialist literature”. Existentialism is added in literature to show existence.
Samuel Beckett had largest contribution in “Absurd Theater”. His play “Waiting for Godot” also belonged to the same category and was called an absurd play.
Dr. Faustus is definitely a tragic hero as per parameters, given in “Poetics” by Aristotle: noble, neither good nor bad, suffers, falls from prosperity.
The Importance of Being Earnest Characters: Jack Worthing, Algernon Moncrieff, Gwendoline, Cecily, Lady Bracknell, Miss Prism, Dr. Chasuble, Lane, Merriman
The main purpose of Oscar Wilde was to satirize the upper-class Victorian society. He has presented many other themes in “Importance of Being Earnest”.
Many incidents are there in “Importance of Being Earnest” which demonstrate that the play was written for social satire. Wilde tries to cover every aspect.
Aristotle, Greek philosopher and author of Poetics, mentioned Oedipus Rex as ideal tragedy but numerous critics do not consider it a tragedy
Aristotle ignored the concept of fate while saying that Oedipus Rex suffered due to hubris. He mistakenly considered Oedipus Rex an ideal tragic hero. While watching play, audience sees Oedipus Rex mere victim of circumstances. Oedipus Rex can only be called a perfect tragic hero if his actions are responsible for his sufferings and not his fate.
“Oedipus Rex” Major Characters:- Sophocles sketched major characters of Oedipus Rex very skillfully. There are four major characters in the play, which are:- Oedipus Rex (Protagonist of the play) Jocaste […]
Sophocles, shows the “relation of man with god”, thus, God Vs. Man, Pride, Intellectual blindness and discovery of truth are major themes of Oedipus Rex. Sophocles knew that well knitted themes of Oedipus Rex is main reason behind fame of this play.
Literature definitely has a universal appeal. It is universal, therefore, read and accepted by every person living anywhere around the globe.Religions, customs, social issues cannot interfere in literature if it […]
Renaissance was the period, which was evolved during the tenure of Elizabeth I. Literary prospect of this tenure is worth mentioning. Elizabethan period is famous and can be remembered because […]
Shakespeare’s plays can be divided into three categories;history,comedy and tragedy. “The Winter’s Tale” is a play, which is partial comedy and partial tragedy. Combination of both these genre is enough […]
“Importance of being Earnest” is definitely a play in which Oscar Wilde shows the hypocrisy of Victorian Society. The writer, in hidden meanings, tries to show the absurd behavior of […]
Comedy was a genre of drama, which was prominent at the time of presentation of “Importance of Being Earnest”. Oscar Wilde, with the mindset of comedy of merriment, has written […]
Christopher Marlow was one of the dramatists of Elizabethan era. He is indirectly rival to William Shakespeare. In fact, William Shakespeare was influenced by him. If he were not died […]
“Dr. Faustus”, definitely, falls but the reason behind his downfall is matter of discussion. There is no truth in that Dr. Faustus’s fate was responsible for his sufferings as he […]
Definitely, the theme, used in Dr. Faustus is theological. The story of temptation of Dr. Faustus is very skillfully dramatized by Christopher Marlow. The whole play seems to be a […]
Themes of “Waiting for Godot”: Existentialism, nothingness, vitality of hope, sufferings, absurdity, human race, relationships, religion, waiting, ignorance