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  • Subject Of Pope's Writing
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    Alex's Analysis of Any Abject Abuse The destruction of the grand style of the epic is just what Pope was after in his mock epic, 'The Rape of the Lock. ' Pope had no such universal goal, or moral pronouncements to make as did Milton. His purpose was merely to expose the life of the nobility of his time. While Milton chose blank verse to express the immensity of the landscape of his epic, Pope chose to utilize the heroic couplet to trivialize this grandeur. Pope's quick wit bounces the reader alo...
  • Milton's Use Of Simile In Paradise Lost
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    Paradise Lost is an epic - poem based on the Biblical story of Adam end Eve. It attempts to justify and explain how we came to be what we are today. The central question to Paradise Lost is " where does evil comes from" Throughout the poem we receive information about the origin of evil. At the beginning of John Milton's work we are given the Biblical explanation, of Adam and Eve eating from the tree of knowledge and being expelled from the Garden of Eden. This was man's first disobedience, whic...
  • First Example Of Historic Extreme Violence
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    Back in My Day... 'Back in my day, people just didn't do stuff like that. ' ; In addition to hearing about how bread used to cost a nickel, that quote is what you hear it from the elders of most generations when talking about violence, especially on television in the present time; they say that the violence seen just did not seem to exist back then. However, when one thinks about it, violence that extreme has existed throughout the ages, whether it was as early as the Iliad and the Odyssey durin...
  • Epic Theatres
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    Epic Theatres "Epic Theatre turns the spectator into an observer, but arouses his capacity for action, forces him to take decisions... the spectator stands outside, studies". (Bertolt Brecht. Brecht on Theatre. New York: Hill & Yang, 1964. p 37) The concept of epic theatre was brought to life by German playwright, Bertolt Brecht. This direction of theatre was inspired by Brecht's Marxist political beliefs. It was somewhat of a political platform for his ideologies. Epic theatre is the assimilati...
  • Hobbit Like Many Fairy Tales
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    In The Hobbit the danger and the excitement reach a peak when the forces of good seem about to be overcome by the forces of evil. In The Lord of the Rings, Tolkien builds to two simultaneous peaks. One occurs at the point when Sauron's forces sweep down on the small army led by Aragorn at the gates of Mordor. The other occurs inside Mordor, as Frodo struggles with Gollum on the edge of the Crack of Doom, where the Ring is to be destroyed. Both the war and the quest reach their resolution in the ...
  • Mock Epic
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    The Dunciad: A Mock Epic? Honors English The fourth book of the Dunciad describes the fall and slow death of the English society that once taught him all the things he knew. He lashes out at his critics, accusers, and nay Sayers in his allegorical poem. It symbolizes a mock epic because of the elaborate use of words, calling on inspiration from a higher force, and using his work not so much to tell a story, but to point out the faults of a social order that can't or chooses not to see what they ...
  • Hindu Scriptures
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    Hindu Scriptures are classified into: Shruti (meaning 'heard'), Smriti (meaning 'remembered'), and Nyaya (meaning 'logic'). These classifications are based on the origin of the Scripture. Shruti scripture is thought of as something which was heard directly from God, while Smriti scripture refers to what was written down and remembered. Shruti is considered more authoritative since it was obtained straight from God. The Vedas are shruti. The rest of Hindu scripture is known as smriti, except for ...
  • Good Use Of The Epic Battle
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    Alexander Popes The Rape of the Lock - Write a 3-page critique of Alexander Pope's The Rape of the Lock. Give Examples. - Alexander Pope Rape Lock Comparison Epic Battle Traits Mock Characterization Pope, author of the mock epic "The Rape of the Lock", employs many features used in the classical epics, such as Milton's "Paradise Lost". Pope uses the epic battle, the epic description of the weapon, the epic catalogue, and supernatural characters. The most powerful trait of the classical epic that...
  • Faerie Queene As Virgil And Ariosto
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    Edmund Spenser vs. Virgil and Ariosto Some scholars believe Spenser did not have sufficient education to compose a work with as much complexity as The Faerie Queene, while others are still "extolling him as one of the most learned men of his time" (587). Scholar Douglas Bush agrees, "scholars now speak less certainly that they once did of his familiarity with ancient literature" (587). In contrast, Merit Hughes "finds no evidence that Spenser derived any element of his poetry from any Greek Roma...
  • Brecht's Experimenting With Theatre
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    Brecht is one of the greatest influential theorists, but also one of the most misunderstood. To think that Brecht's theatre was fun? Well why not? It was imaginative and intelligent, educational, meaningful and different - the word fun doesn't just relate to escapism and naturalism, but to any type of theatre which engages the audience. Bert olt Brecht first set down his ideas on Epic Theatre in the 1920's. Current events, his own upbringing and circumstance helped shape Brecht's personal philos...
  • Story Between Dido And Aeneas
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    The Aeneid: Virgil The Aeneid, written by the poet Virgil (70-19 B.C.) is one of the greatest epic poems ever written. Virgil was a scholar, who learned rhetoric and philosophy from the best teachers Rome had to offer. The Aeneid is written in the traditional meter of epic poetry, but is sometimes referred to as a secondary epic. This is not due to the quality of the narrative, but to the fact that unlike Homeric epics which were improvisational and oral, Virgil's compositions were basically non...

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