Character Analysis – Ariel from The Tempest by Shakespeare

Ariel is a character in The Tempest, a sprite, or fairy, who serves the magician Prospero. Ariel is invisible to all but Prospero, whom he assists in the schemes that form the plot. He is capable of assuming fantastic disguises and of luring mortals with supernaturally compelling music. He is also something of a theatrical … Continue reading Character Analysis – Ariel from The Tempest by Shakespeare

T S Eliot – The Hollow Men (Poem Summary)

T. S. Eliot and his work were at the forefront of the modernist poetry movement. His lengthy poem ‘‘The Hollow Men’’ was written at the height of his career. Indeed, it was published only three years after the release of Eliot’s most famous epic poem, The Waste Land (1922). Parts of ‘‘The Hollow Men’’ were … Continue reading T S Eliot – The Hollow Men (Poem Summary)

How many Apparitions are there in Macbeth ?

Hello Everyone !🙏 Questions usually asked related to Apparitions are: What is Apparition? In how many Shakespeare plays do we come across Apparitions? How many Apparitions are there in Macbeth? So, here I am with all the answers. Please comment if you want to add on something, or want me to answer some other questions. … Continue reading How many Apparitions are there in Macbeth ?

Ernest Hemingway – Biography / Chronology / Timeline

1899 Born July 21 in Oak Park, Illinois, the second of six children of Clarence Edmonds Hemingway, a medical doctor, and Grace Hall Hemingway, a singer and music teacher. 1917 Graduates from Oak Park High School; rejected by U.S. Army for service in World War I because of eye injured in boxing; works as cub … Continue reading Ernest Hemingway – Biography / Chronology / Timeline

William Shakespeare – Sonnet 29 (Practice Questions)

Questions 1 through 12 refer to the following poem. Read the poem carefully and then choose the answers to the questions. Sonnet 29 When in disgrace with fortune and men’s eyes,I all alone beweep my outcast state,And trouble deaf heaven with my bootless cries,And look upon myself and curse my fate,Wishing me like to one … Continue reading William Shakespeare – Sonnet 29 (Practice Questions)

Alexandre Dumas – The Three Musketeers (Novel Summary)

ALEXANDRE DUMAS(1802–1870) The French novelist and dramatist Alexandre Dumas was born in 1802, the son of a general in Napoleon Bonaparte’s army. Although the plots of his novels have been criticized as melodramatic and his writing style as careless, readers still enjoy the colorful characters and exciting action in his stories. Because of his tremendous … Continue reading Alexandre Dumas – The Three Musketeers (Novel Summary)

English Comprehension – Very Short Passages 11-20

Passage 11 - Many cities haves distributed standardized recycling containers to all households with directions that read: “We would prefer that you use this new container as your primary recycling container as this will expedite pick-up of recyclables. Additional recycling containers may be purchased from the City.” I. According to the directions, each householda. may … Continue reading English Comprehension – Very Short Passages 11-20

William Shakespeare – Antony and Cleopatra (Play Summary)

Let's talk about Shakespeare's play Antony and Cleopatra which has been seen on one hand as a romance on the transcendence over the mundane, and on the other as a lesson against neglect of duty; as an exaltation of love and as a rejection of lust. Antony has been seen as a sordid politician who … Continue reading William Shakespeare – Antony and Cleopatra (Play Summary)

Victorian Period – Pre Raphaelite Poetry

In 1848, a group of three young artists namely Dante Gabriel Rossetti, William Holman Hunt, John Everett Millais founded a brotherhood known as "Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood" to reform the artistic establishment in Victorian era by restoring the medieval art which bears purity and simplicity. They disenchanted with the contemporary academic painting which emphasized on grand style. … Continue reading Victorian Period – Pre Raphaelite Poetry

John Milton – Biography / Chronology / Timeline

1608 John Milton (JM) born 9 December in Bread Street, London. 1620 JM enters St. Paul’s School, where he will begin his friendship with Charles Diodati. 1625 JM admitted to Christ’s College Cambridge, where some of his first published poems will be written. 1630 Edward King (later the subject of ‘Lycidas’) elected to fellowship at … Continue reading John Milton – Biography / Chronology / Timeline