Aristotle and Poetics

Aristotle was born in Macedonia in 384 BCE. At the age of seventeen, he came to Athens and joined the circle of researchers and scholars who had gathered around Plato in his Academy. This association between Plato and Aristotle has had a tremendous influence on the...

Thomas Hardy’s Realism

Hardy was an artist and not a philosopher. He repeatedly affirmed that the ‘Views’ expressed in his novels were not his convictions or beliefs; they were simply “impressions” of the moment. His writings were all, ‘mood dictated’, merely, ‘explorations of reality, and...

Poetry in the Eighteenth Century by T.S Eliot

His fall was destined to a barren strand, A pretty fortress, and a dubious hand; He left the name at which the world grew pale, To point a moral, or adorn a tale. – The Vanity of Human Wishes It is dangerous to generalize about the poetry of the eighteenth...

Everything About Classics

“We live in a world when men treat art as if it were meant to be a form of autobiography. We have lost the abstract sense of beauty.” ― Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray A classic is a book accepted as being exemplary or noteworthy, for example through an...

Scott Monument

” And come he slow, or come he fast, It is but death who comes at last.” – Sir Walter Scott Romanticism was a complex artistic, literary, and intellectual movement that originated in the second half of the eighteenth century in Western Europe, and...

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