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Comment on The witches in William Shakespeare's Macbeth

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The witches in William Shakespeare's Macbeth are key characters that serve as the impetus for Macbeth's ambition and his eventual decision to commit murder. The witches, who appear at the very opening scene, give Macbeth five prophecies that spark his ambition and set into motion the key events of the tragedy. These witches are present at the very outset of the play where they are waiting for Macbeth to meet. The weather is very foul and rough. But all of them say, "Fair is foul, and foul is fair" The above line sets the nature and mood of these weird sisters. It also expresses their unhuman trait. Unlike any human they feel it much favorable when it is foul for others and uncomfortable when it is comfortable for others. The first time Macbeth and his companion, Banquo, encounter the witches, we see a glimpse of the witches' overall look and impression through the words of Banquo. He says, "How far is't call'd to Forres? What are these So wither'd and…

The logics presented by the speaker in favor of canonization of their love in the poem ''The Canonization''

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Canonization is the act by which the Roman Catholic Church officially declares a dead man as a saint. In John Donne's famous love-lyric''The Canonization'', the poet expresses his desire to be canonized or to be announced as the saint of love through excellent conceits and imageries. The love of the poet and his beloved is supreme and noble, they are models of love. So they will be immortalized and honoured as the saints of love after their death. Though no one will officially declare them to be canonized, he expects that they will be canonized through their love lyrics and sonnets. The lovers are devoted to each other as a saint is devoted to God. Thus, they are canonized by their holy passion of love. The significance of the title of the poem is exceptionally high. John Donne, who is considered to be the founder and leader of the metaphysical school of poetry, has revealed his desire to become legendary and immortal, through his love poems and lyrics. We find his…

Who is the hero of Paradise Lost? Satan or Adam? Discuss with your logics.

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Who is the hero of Paradise Lost? Satan or Adam?Discuss with your logics.                         or Satan embodies all the qualities of an epic hero-justify your logics with reference from the book.                            or
Critically examine the character of Satan as presented by Milton in ''Paradise Lost''
Much controversy has clustered round the question as to who is the hero of Paradise Lost. The idea that Satan is the hero, or at least a type of hero is widespread, also John Milton never directly mentioned him as the hero. There are very sensible persons who advocate the claim of Satan, and others, that of Adam. Denis Saurat, a French critic puts forward the strange thesis that Milton himself is the hero of Paradise Lost. Several critics assure us that Milton has portrayed himself with his pride and solitary grandeur in the figure of Satan. Probably the most famous quote about Paradise Lost is William Blake's statement that Milton was ''of the Devil&#…

Rules of Transformation of Degree (Positive, Comparative & Superlative) at a glance

Dear reader, in this table, I have tried to compile the grammatical rules of Transformation of Degree (Positive, Comparative & Superlative) at a glance. Here you need to follow the changes from Superlative to Comparative & Positive degrees and match with the examples provided. One thing to note here is the star (*) marked object / extension in positive degree. Indeed, the object / extension means the object / extension found in Superlative and Comparative degrees.    
Rules of Transformation of Degree (Positive, Comparative & Superlative) at a glance:

Superlative Comparative Positive




1 Subject + am/is/are/was/were/ verb + the + superlative form + object / extension.
Examples: a)Rubi is the best girl in the class. b)He was the wisest man in the village. c)Rana is the most intelligent boy I have ever seen. Subject + am/is/are/ was / were / verb + comparative form + than any other + object / extension.
Examples: a)Rubi is better than any other girl in the class. b)He was wiser t…

Character analysis of Lady Macbeth: The fourth witch or a loving wife?

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In Shakespeare's Macbeth, Lady Macbeth is made to act as a catalyst in Lord Macbeth's evil doings. She has definitely the greatest ambition, supremacy of will, cruelty and dissimulation among Shakespearean heroines. She obviously does not lack courage. She has a paucity of intellect. She shows enormous self-control, but very little skill. To Bradley, the laying of the bloody daggers on the pillows of the grooms, as if they were determined to advertise their guilt, was a mistake on her part, which can be explained only to her lack of intellect. In comparison with her husband, she appears extremely dull.    Even though Macbeth is generally the one to have the final say in the many killings that take place in the play, Lady Macbeth plays the role of a villain alongside him. If Macbeth frets over something she has instructed him to do, she mocks him by saying that he would be less of a man if he does not follow their plan. She gives Macbeth a short lecture in deceptiveness when the…

Phaedra’s love for Hippolytus in Seneca’s Pheadra

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Phaedra, is a play by Roman philosopher Lucius Annaeus Seneca, which recounts the tale of of Phaedra, the queen of Athens, wife of Theseus, and her overwhelming lust for her stepson, Hippolytus. In the view of Greek Mythology and the tragedy Hippolytusby Greek dramatist Euripides, Seneca's Phaedra is one of several aesthetic explorations of this adverse story. Seneca portrays the appellation appearance as alive and absolute in the following of her stepson, while in added iterations of the allegory she is added of an acquiescent victim of fate. This Phaedra takes on the artful attributes and the acrimony generally assigned to the Nurse character.
In this play, we find Hippolytus a very poor young man who spends most of his time hunting and sacrifices to Artemis, goddess of Chastity and Hunting. He is a devout disciple of the goddess Artemis. He has an intense aversion towards women. He does not want to pollute his mind with the thoughts of Love. He is a misogynist. He is ‘stern’and

The way of consolation to the poet’s wife shows their deep love for each other in "A Valediction : Forbidding Mourning"

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“A Valediction : Forbidding Mourning” is one of John Donne’s most famous and simplest poems and also his most direct statement of his ideal of spiritual love to his wife. He was supposed to go to France for a business purpose with his friend in 1611. That time his wife started to mourn. To give consolation to his wife the speaker wrote this poem. To console his wife the poet uses some similes, metaphysical conceits etc. Now I am trying to discuss according to the statement.
The poem starts with the use of simile. The poet compares their love as virtuous man. Virtuous men are not afraid of death. In the same way true lovers are not afraid of separation. Their loyalty and devotion can be enhanced and tested with separation. The poet proposes his wife to let him go without making any noise. There must be no floods of tears or tempest of sighing. Because it can make their love unholy. It would be a disgrace to their holy love if they portray it like the common people.

In the 3rd stanza, th…