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18th Century Poetry Analysis: John Keats & Alexander Pope

The differences between eighteenth-century literature and romantic poems, with respect to history is constituted here.  This is seen through the influential works of John Keats and Alexander Pope. These works are acknowledged as, “The Rape of Lock” and “The Eve of St. Agnes.”  Alexander Pope takes his readers on a hatred filled epic. A robust…

A Midsummer Night’s Dream: Role Of Puck (Robin Goodfellow)

The role and character of Puck, or Robin Goodfellow, in A Midsummer  Night’s Dream, is not only entertaining but quite useful.  William Shakespeare seems to have created the character of Puck from his own childhood.  In Shakespeare’s time it was believed that fairies and little people did exist.  Whenever something went wrong around the farmyard…

A Midsummer Night’s Dream: Contrast In Human Mentality

The Play: “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”, by William Shakespeare offers a wonderful contrast in human mentality. Shakespeare provides insight into man’s conflict with the rational versus the emotional characteristics of our behavior through his settings. The rational, logical side is represented by Athens, with its flourishing government and society. The wilder emotional side is represented…

Critical Analysis: “Barn Burning” by William Faulkner

“Barn Burning” is a sad story because it very clearly shows the classical struggle between the “privileged” and the “underprivileged” classes.  Time after time emotions of despair surface from both the protagonist and the antagonist involved in the story. This story outlines two distinct protagonists and two distinct antagonists.  The first two are Colonel Sartoris…

Critical Analysis of “Revelation” by Flannery O’Connor

Flannery O’Connor’s background influenced her to write the short story “Revelation.” One important influence on the story is her Southern upbringing. During her lifetime, Southerners were very prejudiced towards people of other races and lifestyles. They believed that people who were less fortunate were inferior to them; therefore, people were labeled as different things and…