Unformatted text preview: (Rice 54). As I mentioned earlier, Pompeii has also a lot in common with classical literature. All of these preparations resulted in what Gogol calls “one of the most brilliant phenomena of the nineteenth century.” The relationship of the painting with literature, history, drama, poetry, and music is what makes it an epic -- “a complete, universal creation. Everything is contained within it” (Gogol). Finally, this “extraordinary scope and combination of all that is beautiful” (Gogol) is what makes The Last Day of Pompeii a masterpiece....
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This note was uploaded on 11/05/2011 for the course ARH ARH2000 taught by Professor Karenroberts during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.
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