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…