Salman Rushdie’s Midnight Children(1980) earned immense praise both in India and abroad. Living in the United Kingdom, he is understandably indifferent to the literary fashions of the west and so writes mostly on the socio-political issues of the Indian subcontinent. His fiction mirrors microcosmic India caught in the crucible of tradition, struggle and change.
Skimming and Scanning Questions A. Write answers of the following questions in one word / one phrase/one sentence. 1. When and where did the narrator see Pushpa for the first time? 2. What age did the narrator guess Pushpa to
This essay by A.G. Gardiner explores the issue of politeness as an extremely important and indispensable feature of civil society. Politeness, he argues, is that which keeps the social life of civilised man well oiled and friction free. Good temper gives rise to naturally pleasant behaviour that radiates pleasantness all around. Conversely, bad temper breeds uncouth behaviour that poisons the stream of life. Both good and bad behaviour are highly infectious.
Santiago after 84 days without taking a fish is soon to catch something bigger than he could ever imagine It is his courage and his perseverance of character that allows him to go out to sea every day in his weather-beaten boat.
First published in 1847, Emily Bronte’s Wuthering Heights is one of the most widely read and admired novels of English literature. The novel is admired not only for its thrilling tale of passion and vengeance but also for its power of imagery, its complex structure, and its ambiguity – the very elements that confounded its first critics.
John Bunyan”s The Pilgrim’s Progress is, perhaps, one of such prose writings as constitute the meaningful landmarks which one cannot easily ignore. Generically, thematically and structurally too, the work by Bunyan evades any type of specifications. You may call it an allegory, or even a theological tract within a framework of fiction.
Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard by Thomas Gray Introduction “Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard” is one of Thomas Gray’s most popular poems Structurally, this poem is not an elegy as it is not written in elegiac couplets that
This is a funny little satirical tale by the great Leo Tolstoy. What happens if you sentence a killer to death but your country won’t go to the cost of killing him? This short story explores the greed of the rulers of Monaco’s small country and the impractical steps they take in confronting this issue.
Character Sketch of Othello Othello, a Moor, is a general of the Venetian armed forces. He’s a noble and imposing man, well respected as a soldier in his profession. At the beginning of the pay, he enjoys great successes, and
Character Analysis of Desdemona in Othello Othello is one of the most important plays in English Literature. As we know that it is a domestic tragedy. In this play, Desdemona is an example of perfect womanhood. Desdemona is the daughter
The Ghat of the Only world is a friend’s homage to a friend almost in the manner of the Romantic Essayists. In this essay, the writer Amitav Ghosh recalls all the memories of his beloved friend Aga Shahid Ali.
In this post, you will study The Jew of Malta a ‘Renaissance tragedy’written by the famous 16-century playwright Christopher Marlowe. Marlowe was a member of the famous “University Wits” and a contemporary of William Shakespeare.