Character  (tagged articles)

The keyword Character is tagged in the following 16 articles.

2017, Vol. 9 No. 05
The Character of Benjy Compson from William Faulkner’s 1929 novel The Sound and the Fury is a mythic and Christ-like figure with the divine gift of prophecy rather than the retarded man-child that the other Characters in the novel view him... Read Article »
2016, Vol. 8 No. 11
Never has a work of Shakespeare courted such controversy amongst critics than The Life of King Henry V. ‘By far the most controversial of the histories’, writes Berry, 'Henry V remains at the centre of a long-standing critical debate... Read Article »
2015, Vol. 7 No. 06
The theme of feminism is present in Ariel Dorfman’s play, Death and the Maiden, and Laura Esquivel’s novel, Like Water for Chocolate. Both works showcase strong female protagonists endeavouring to escape and solve the issues of their... Read Article »
2014, Vol. 6 No. 09
In an interview in The Paris Review (1968), John Updike denies that Characterization is a primary goal of fiction. While he believes that narratives can contain psychological insights, he argues that the “substance” of a story is the... Read Article »
2013, Vol. 5 No. 10
Mycobacteriophage are the most prevalent type of microorganism present in the biological universe. In fact, since the first mycobacteriophage was isolated in 1947, well over 2000 new viruses have been identified (Mycobacteriophage Database). The... Read Article »
2012, Vol. 4 No. 09
This essay explores the roles of women in Beowulf in a contextual assessment. It is often an incorrect assumption that women within Beowulf and Anglo-Saxon culture are subservient to a patriarchal culture that places little to no value on them.... Read Article »
2011, Vol. 3 No. 09
The effects of aqueous extract of P.niruri on epididymal sperm Characteristics, fructose and testosterone levels in male albino rats were investigated. The treatment of the extract for 14 days resulted in appreciable decrease in the fructose level... Read Article »
2010, Vol. 2 No. 03
In Leo Tolstoy's The Death of Ivan Illyich, the story's protagonist--Ivan--is dead before the story begins. The first chapter concerns itself with some of Ivan’s work associates. With the exception of a posthumous cameo, Tolstoy completely... Read Article »
2010, Vol. 2 No. 03
In William Shakespeare's The Life of Timon of Athens, the Character Apemantus is a Cynic philosopher, who delights in presenting the truth to other Characters in the most offensive manner possible. He is a secondary Character, but an indispensible... Read Article »
2010, Vol. 2 No. 02
J.D. Salinger’s “The Laughing Man” is a classic frame story which displays the parallels between a storyteller and his real life.  The narrator of the story, along with his friends, acts as the “readers” of this... Read Article »
2010, Vol. 2 No. 02
Theodore Spencer wrote of Shakespeare's Othello, “In presenting the Character of Othello to his audience, Shakespeare emphasizes very strongly his grandeur, self-control, and nobility” (Spencer 127-28). This observation demonstrates... Read Article »
2010, Vol. 2 No. 02
Despite both being the leading female Characters in their respective pieces, Christabel from Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s Christabel and Madeline from John Keats’ The Eve of St. Agnes have many striking similarities. Throughout both poems... Read Article »
2010, Vol. 2 No. 01
It is tempting to classify literary, cinematic, and historical Characters into groups. The trouble, of course, is that such labels can be misleading at best, and severely subjective and variable. When using terms such as hero, villain, anti-hero... Read Article »
2010, Vol. 2 No. 01
One of the more overt dilemmas in the music of Ocean’s Eleven was the necessary need to reflect on the idea of old guard Las Vegas and the obvious modernity of the time in which the movie is set. It epitomizes classic Rat Pack versus online... Read Article »
2009, Vol. 1 No. 11
Considered by some to be the father of the short story, Anton Chekhov created a paradigmatic form for writing fiction. By mimicking reality he produced a representational art through his stories. The revelations in Chekhov’s fictional Characters... Read Article »
2009, Vol. 1 No. 10
In Shakespeare’s King Lear, Poor Tom—a figure of madness, poverty, and linguistic play—acts as the personification of the semi-apocalyptic state into which the social world of the play descends. Edgar first appears fully as Poor... Read Article »

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