Articles for tag: Dionysus, Euripides, Oedipus Rex, Romantic Literature

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History of Greek Theater

Theater and drama in Ancient Greece took form in about 5th century BCE, with the Sopocles, the great writer of tragedy. In his plays and those of the same genre, heroes and the ideals of life were depicted and glorified. It was believed that man should live for honor and fame, his action was courageous ...

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Walt Whitman Vs. Emily Dickinson

One dictionary defines a hero as a remarkably brave person. Another dictionary describes a hero as somebody who has shown an admirable quality. But what does it mean to be remarkably brave, and what does it mean to have an admirable quality? According to those dictionaries, it means having a strong sense of character. However, ...

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Romanticism and Realism in American Literature

Realism was a literary movement directly opposed to the previous movement of Romanticism. The Romantics believed in following one’s heart or gut to lead to life’s truths, particularly in using Nature as the catalyst. For example, Melville’s Moby Dick is an escape novel; Ishmael escapes from the confining environment of Manhattan to go to the ...

Analyzing D.H. Lawrence’s The Prussian Officer

D.H. Lawrence’s The Prussian Officer (1914) was influenced by the rise of interest in the human subconscious. In this story the subconscious becomes a realm of repressed passions. This results in uncontrollable forces that lead to the severe conflict between the two main characters: the aristocratic Captain and his simple orderly. Lawrence weaves these forces ...