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Divine Comedy-God's Divine Justice in The Inferno

God’s Divine Justice in Dante’s “Inferno”

Alternate question: Discuss Divine Justice in Dante’s Inferno. Midway through the journey of our life, I found myself in a dark wood, for I had strayed from the straight pathway to this tangled ground. These famous lines are from Dante Alighieri’s Inferno which signify the themes of religion and personal salvation in the poem. Often …

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Divine Comedy: The Inferno

Symbolism in Dante’s Inferno (Divine Comedy: Book 1)

In the Inferno in Divine Comedy, Dante uses endless symbolism to bring a deeper meaning to his thrilling adventure through hell. Nearly every aspect of the book contains a symbolic meaning.

Character of Viola in Twelfth Night

Twelfth Night: Character of Viola

Alternate question: Character of Viola in Twelfth Night John Ruskin says,”Shakespeare has no heroes but heroines.” He perhaps means that heroines of Shakespeare surpass the heroes in romantic comedies. Whether As You Like It or Twelfth Night or The Merchant of Venice the heroines are the queens of beauty, wit intellect,wisdom and faithfulness. They are …

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Character Malvolio of Twelfth Night

Character of Malvolio in “Twelfth Night”

Malvolio is the most central character of the sub-plot or the secondary plot in Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night. About Malvolio, F.S. Boas says- From love in its sentimental excess and its silent strength,we turn to love in its grotesque insufficiency,born not of the heart,nor even of the fancy,but of inflated self-conceit. F.S. Boas means that Duke …

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Character of Viola in Twelfth Night

Character of Viola in “Twelfth Night”

Alternate question Role/Character of Viola in Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night The characters in William Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night have individual personality traits, distinguishing qualities and certain purpose in the play. The character of Viola is one of them. She is the main character, represents the two themes of love and disguise or mistaken identity in Twelfth Night.

Women’s Role in “Heart of Darkness”

In Joseph Conrad‘s Heart of Darkness, the two main female characters can be seen as symbols of the contrast between light and darkness. About Kurtz’s mistress it is told that “She was savage and superb, wild-eyed and magnificent; there was something ominous and stately in her deliberate progress.” (Conrad 125) She embodies the wild, untamed …

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The Glass Menagerie as a Memory Play

The Glass Menagerie is a memory play. It s one of Tennessee Williams most renowned piece of work. Often referred to as a ‘memory play’, both the style and content of The Glass Menagerie are shaped and inspired by the memory of the play’s narrator, Tom Wingfield. The Glass Menagerie deals with a strong mix …

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Jim and Laura in The Glass Menagerie

The Glass Menagerie: Relationship Between Jim and Laura

Alternate question: Discuss the relationship between Jim and Laura in The Glass Menagerie In high school, Jim was basically your all around nice guy. He was friendly to everyone, and an example of this is that he called Laura “Blue Roses”. He was being friendly when he nicknamed her that, but otherwise they didn’t really …

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The Glass Menagerie scene

The Glass Menagerie: character of Amanda Wingfield

The character of Amanda Wingfield in The Glass Menagerie supplies an example of a complex individual whose communication and actions convey a slightly irritating and lonesome mother. Scene 4 of The Glass Menagerie demonstrates these unique characteristics of Amanda.