Category Archives: Literature

Richard II – the play and the history

Richard II is one of English monarchs, mostly known as the young king, who dealt with the Peasants’ Revolt, led by Wat Tyler, in 1381. He was born in Bordeaux in 1367 and inherited ‘the throne from his grandfather in … Continue reading

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Three character lords in ‘Love’s Labour’s Lost’

Love’s Labour’s Lost is a play written by William Shakespeare. It is said that the play ‘was first printed in 1658’ (Alchin, 2005) and was written relatively in the early days of the author’s writing career. It is also pointed … Continue reading

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22 November 1963: the deaths of J. F. Kennedy, C. S. Lewis and Aldous Huxley

On 22 November in 1963, the world lost three famous people in this same single day; needless to say, the most famous and important figure among these three was John F. Kennedy, the President of the United State; and other … Continue reading

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Tales about Vincent van Gogh; in Antonin Artaud and in a biography

Antonin Artaud, one of famous French surrealists, sums up the life of Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh, in Preface for his work titled Van Gogh, in the following way: ‘One can speak of the good mental health of van Gogh … Continue reading

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A Catholic custom mentioned in “The Sisters” by James Joyce

James Joyce begins The Sisters, the opening story for the collection of his short novels titled Dubliners, with referring to a religious ritual in a following way: ‘If he was dead, I thought, I would see the reflection of candles … Continue reading

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Time; in science and literature

Following quotes are both arguments or opinions on ‘what time is.’ Although it is a common-sense that time seems to flow straightforwardly from the past to the future, people who try to explain complex sciences such as the String Theory … Continue reading

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Lopakhin in The Cherry Orchard

Yermolai Alexeevich Lopakhin is one of characters in The Cherry Orchard, a play by Anton Chekhov. Although he is not the main character of the play, some recognises the importance of this character for providing social and historical backgrounds of … Continue reading

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