The Use of Repetition in Waiting for Godot
Samuel Becketts Waiting for Godot, as its name implies, is a play about waiting.
More specifically, it is a play about time and the way people spend the time given to them in
everyday life. The two main character
Who is the Tragic Hero in Hippolytus?
Throughout the history of literature, plays have often left the reader or audience
with the nagging question: just how good or bad was the protagonist. Hippolytus focuses
on a different question. It asks, Who is the p
Ulysses Reading Response
To be honest, I did not understand more than a fourth of what I read in Ulysses.
Ulysses is far and away the most difficult book that I have ever tried to read; nonetheless,
it was also one of the more interesting books. The strea
I myself alone (p3, Canto II, parallel btw Dante and Aeneas)
There is no greater sorrow than looking back upon a happy time/in misery (p47, Canto
V, Circle of the Lustful; Francesca to Dante about her affair with Paulo)
That day we read no
A Flawed Odysseus
Joyces Ulysses finds its namesake in Homers Odyssey, so it should come as no
surprise that Joyce draws many parallels between the two works. In the Odyssey, as
Odysseus first sets out on his voyage home to Ithaca, he finds himself moored
Sing to me of the man, Muse, the man of twists and turns
driven time and again off course, once he had plundered the hallowed heights of Troy.
Do I deserve to be my fathers son? - Telemachus
Not even an older man could speak and do as
A Definition of Honor in the Battlefield Speeches of Diomedes, Glaukos, and Sarpedon
War brings out the best and worst of men. On one hand, death and destruction destroy
the lives of many good people, on the other however, war allows for close examination
Diomedes and Glaukos A Search for the Ideal Warrior
Characters in Homers Iliad often meet in the arena of war and address each other
with extensive dialogue that provides a unique opportunity to look into the warrior ethos.
These frontline speeches prov
Aricias Affect on Hippolytus in Phaedra
Euripides wrote on the account of Hippolytus and his mother because the situation
offers some of the most powerful, emotionally charged fuel for a great tragedy. Racine
wrote on the same situation in order to impr