Background The story is set during the Franco-Prussian War. The Germans captured the French districts of Alsace and Lorraine. The new master was supposed to come to a school in Alsace the next day to teach German instead of French. The story explains the impact of this news on the life of a school in …
Day: 22 December 2020
It is generally accepted that Renaissance tragedy is more akin to Greek tragedy than to the modern era (Bush 1965, 92). Aristotle’s concept of tragedy as an imitation of an action that is serious, complete, and possessing magnitude…in the mode of action; not narrated; and effecting pity, fear and catharsis of emotions, lies true to both Greek and Renaissance tragedies. Alongside these conventional notions of tragedy, we come to see certain aspects of these plays which are unique in discussing themes of power, pride, individual suffering, misogyny, fate, destiny and human action. It is interesting to note how such themes have permeated the tragedies of both these eras, accounting for a remarkable similarity in the concerns of men of the two ages.
Any criticism of a literary work is a juxtaposition of individual perceptions and prevalent cultural or social values. When Virginia Woolf published A Room of One’s Own, Bennett (1929) expressed a viewpoint that it could hardly be regarded as a feminist work.