William Shakespeare

The analysis of Shakespeare

The literary histories of Courthope, Gosse and Saintsbury, written in the closing years of the nineteenth century, exemplify two markedly…

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Literary Oppression

Literary Oppression As a concept frequently found in historical and sociological texts, oppression is typically defined in terms of a…

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Literary Love

Literary Love There is perhaps no other theme in world literature as prevalent, provocative, diverse—and perennially compelling—as that of love…

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Literary Isolation

Literary Isolation Isolation is a powerful force. Human beings live, work, and play in groups, and to be separate from…

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Literary Identity

identity The nature of textual creation from a blank page— of all creation, really—is an exercise in identity politics: Each…

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Literary Hope

Hope Hope is closely related to desire, faith, and possibility. Stories about hope are central not only to the study…

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Literary Guilt

Guilt When we hurt someone, we usually feel guilty. If the hurt was committed deliberately, this is understandable. However, many…

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Literary Grief

Grief Grief is arguably life’s greatest source of stress and turmoil. Our relationships with others play important roles in the…

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Literary Futility

Futility The theme of futility or overriding hopelessness in literature has been driven by philosophical concepts regarding life and how…

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Literary Fate

Fate Fate, according to modern usage, is an agency or power that orders and predetermines a future course of events.…

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