Category: Drama

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Oedipus Rex as Tragic Hero: Aristotle’s Views Rejected

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.

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Shakespeare as a universal poet

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 is written on the...

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Elizabethan Drama

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 of the development in...

The Winters Tale as Tragi-Comedy 2

It has been said that Shakespeare “lost the light-hearted gaity of his youth; where once he had laughed, he now, in his maturity, smiled pensively not without melancholy.”Discuss this statement in relation to Shakespeare’s play The Winter’s Tale.

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 to describe this play...

light hearted comedy in Importance of Being Earnest 0

It is said that Oscar Wilde’s plays “are apparently light hearted, but they contain strong elements of serious feeling in their attack on a society whose code is intolerant, but whose intolerance hypocritical” Discuss

“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 upper class people of...

“Importance of Being Earnest” as Comedy of Merriment 0

“Importance of Being Earnest” as Comedy of Merriment

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 this play. On one...

Dr. Faustus ambitions and his downfall 1

How far do you agree that the play “Dr. Faustus” is a compelling drama of a man whose mounting ambitions inevitably brings about his hellish fall as he stubbornly rejects repeated advice that his actions must lead to domination?

“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 freely chose the black...

It is very theological play: Faustus’ sin begins with pride and ends in despair; he chooses evil of this own free will but enslaves his body as well as his soul to temptation”. Discuss this statement in relation to Marlow’s Doctor Faustus. 0

It is very theological play: Faustus’ sin begins with pride and ends in despair; he chooses evil of this own free will but enslaves his body as well as his soul to temptation”. Discuss this statement in relation to Marlow’s Doctor Faustus.

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 war between good and...