Chaucer’s Contribution to English Language & Literature is of paramount importance in the history of English literature. It was Chaucer who transformed English into a full fledged language.
Soliloquies in Hamlet ~ what can we learn from Hamlet's soliloquies? Do they help us to understand Hamlet, the character, and 'Hamlet', the play, better? How does Shakespeare show his own talents through the...
This hub dwells upon the characteristics of Middle English Literature. Some people also call it Medieval English Literature. Whatever may be the case, you can read about Middle English Literature in this hub.
If Shakespeare has his excellence, he has his faults too, and his faults can by no means be lightly dismissed.
Samuel Johnson's views are colored by the critical creed of his time, the rules of neo-classicism. In his "Preface", He firstly considers the excellence of Shakespeare, then turns to his defects.
Laurence Sterne’s The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman is full of unfortunate mishaps and strokes of bad luck that usually have tragic consequences on the human body. Indeed, the three central...
Learn about Shakespeare's use of the oxymoron in his works. From Romeo and Juliet, to Hamlet, to Macbeth and more, The Bard used a lot of oxymora!
Does Gertrude know that Claudius killed Hamlet's father? In Shakespeare's 'Hamlet', is there any evidence of Gertrude's guilt, in connection with the death of her husband? Or did she know of Claudius's guilt? No, it...
A masterpiece of Old English literature, Beowulf's funeral is influenced by the interaction between an old Pagan culture and a new Christian influence that is prominent in 8th century Germanic burials
A kook at how the influential Victorian poet, Elizabeth Barret Browning, handles gender roles in two of her works.