Day: 5 December 2020

The Prologue To The Canterbury Tales – Summary, Explanations and Questions

The Prologue To The Canterbury Tales Summary Going through The Prologue To The Canterbury Tales is like visiting a portrait-gallery. In a portrait-gallery we see portraits of a large number of persons on display. These portraits impress us by a variety of dresses, and they impress us also with their vividness. Each portrait creates an …

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The Complaint of Chaucer to His Purse – Summary, Theme and Questions

About the Poet Geoffrey Chaucer is regarded as the father of English poetry. He belongs to the late Middle English period. Born about 1343, Chaucer served as a soldier in France. He has business experience and served as Customs Controller, Justice of Peace, Member of Parliament and Works Officer. His literary contribution can be divided …

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A Critical Study of ‘Hecatommithi’ by Giraldo Cinthio

A Critical Study of ‘Hecatommithi’ by Giraldo Cinthio To fully understand and appreciate these literary works, we should perhaps try to identify their necessary genre. It is not accurate to label them as simply ‘short stories’ which are often forums for experimentation and invention. These stories on the other hand are quite clearly instructive, and …

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Sartre and His Philosophy

Sartre and His Philosophy The great French literary critic Jean-Paul Sartre was born in Paris in 1905. This French Philosopher studied at the École Normale Superieure from 1924 till the year of 1929. He became the Professor of Philosophy at Le Havre in 1931. Based on a stipend from the Institute Francais he studied in …

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