Metaphysical is derivative of the Latin word Metaphysica, which is a combination of two words: Meta and Physica. The word meta means ‘beyond’ or ‘after’. It is a prefix and is equally used in English.
This hub dwells on the question as to whether Hamlet's madness is real or feigned. Some critics, Hamlet's madness is real while others opine it is not. Which one is correct, read this hub from top to bottom.
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.
The word anachronism derives from the Greek word anakhronismos, which means something out of harmony with the present. In literature, anachronism occurs when something is placed or presented in inappropriate period of time.
If Shakespeare has his excellence, he has his faults too, and his faults can by no means be lightly dismissed.
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 seems not. Indeed, there is evidence, in Gertrude’s behaviour, and her words,...
In the novel 1984, the slogan "Freedom is Slavery" (positive is negative) as the second slogan in "Nineteen Eighty-Four", seems opposite the other two slogans, "War is Peace" and "Ignorance is Strength" (negative is positive). This seeming discrepancy is discussed.
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.
The word Renaissance has been derived from a French word, which means rebirth. It is a combination of two words: re means again, while naissance stands for birth. In English literature, Renaissance is the revival of classical learning, antiquity, values and ancient civilization in seventeenth...
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.