Category Archives: Analysis

Henrik Ibsen

Personal Henrik Johan Ibsen (March 20, 1828 – May 23, 1906) also known as ‘The Father of Realism’ was a profound poetic dramatist, theatre director and playwright from Norway. He was born in a merchant family in Telemark County. He wrote his plays in the Danish language which were published by Gyldendal the Danish publisher.… Read More »

The Trees Are Down

The Trees are Down is written by Charlotte Mew who was a popular poetess at the turn of twentieth century, a contemporary of Thomas Hardy, Ezra Pound, Virginia Woolf. Mew was born in 1869 in London and was the eldest daughter in a family of seven. While she was still a young girl she lost… Read More »

Analysis of The Tree

‘The Trees’ is written by Philip Arthur Larkin was an English novelist, poet and a librarian. He was born on 9th August 1922 and graduated in English language and literature in 1943. He worked at the Brynmor Jones Library for thirty years and it was during this time that most of his work got published.… Read More »

The Bloody Chamber

Introduction The Bloody Chamber is one of the collections of stories written by Angela Carter. It was published in 1979. Most of the stories in the anthology is based in folk tales or fairy tales. There are ten stories in the collection. They are ‘The Snow Child’, ‘The Courtship of Mr. Lyon’, ‘Wolf-Alice’, ‘ The… Read More »

Beowulf

Introduction Beowulf is considered one of the most important work in English literature both for its antiquity and its magnificence. It consists of 3182 lines in alliteration. The language is Old English and the book might be the only work existing in such an ancient form of the language. The theme of the poem is… Read More »

Line-by-line Analysis of ‘Hunting Snake’ by Judith Wright

Hunting Snake by Judith Wright 1) The environmentalist Judith Wright shares her experience of coming face to face with a snake when she was with a friend. She remembers the warm autumn day, which she personifies as having a lot of grace. 2) The poet, being a lover of nature, fondly remembers the bright and… Read More »

Line-by-line Analysis of ‘Horses’ by Edwin Muir

Horses by Edwin Muir 1) In this memory poem, the poet remembers his days as a little boy in his country home, observing the horses on the ranch. He remembers their steady movement that would displace the soil beneath their hooves. 2) He remembers the animals on the bare field and wonders why the memory… Read More »

Line-by-line Analysis of ‘Continuum’ by Allen Curnow

Continuum by Allen Curnow Lines 1-2) The poet creates an image of night-time and describes the rising of the moon as the night progresses. He metaphorically hints at his frame of mind. The moon in the poem symbolizes the human mind, while the house is symbolic of the body. In the first line itself the… Read More »

Look Back in Anger

Look Back in Anger is a realist play written by James John Osborne in 1956. The focus is on marital life and its struggles. It was a period where America was finding its freedom in marital life; the time when couples were not really bound by the oath taken in marriage.

Analysis of ‘The Merchant of Venice’

The Merchant of Venice is considered a romantic comedy of William Shakespeare written between 1596 and 1598. Yet because of the powerful speeches and the dramatic appeal it can be considered as one of his more serious plays. Women have been given very strong characters and in this drama they prove to be equal men… Read More »

Analysis of I’m the King of the Castle

Susan Hill has brought the sinister side of children in the novel I am the King of the Castle. It was first published in 1970 and one French film was made with an almost similar theme. Other than this it has not been made into a stage show as it involves a lot of landscaping… Read More »

Analysis of ‘An Inspector calls’

An Inspector Calls is a three act drama set in the world war period and is written by J. B. Priestley. Priestley is an English dramatist who had strong political views. This drama has responsibility as its main theme and gender discrimination to some extent. It examines the human psychology of guilt in different people.… Read More »

Aspects of the novel

E. M. Forster who lived for almost a hundred years was an academician and a successful novelist. Few of his novels like A Passage To India, A Room With A View, Howard’s End were made into films. As an academician and a successful novelist, he was invited to give lectures at Trinity College, Cambridge in… Read More »

Analysis of Waiting For Godot

If there is an absurdity play that has caught the imagination and the admiration of people all over the world then it “Waiting For Godot” written by Samuel Beckett. Beckett had written this in French and he translated it into English as well. It is considered as an important play in the English language. Since… Read More »