Category: Classical Literature

The Importance Of Translating Shakespeare Into Endangered Languages

If Shakespeare can be translated into fictional languages, why not real-world endangered languages?

The Alluring Nature Of Evil

It [the letter] gave me the notion of an exotic Immensity ruled by an august Benevolence. It made me tingle with enthusiasm. This was the unbounded power of eloquence—of words—of burning noble words.” – Joseph Conrad, “Heart of Darkness”

AOG Reading Impressions | The Elder And Prose Eddas

The foundations of Tolkienian fantasy.

Behind Writers’ Attraction To The Wissahickon Creek

Perhaps there is reason behind many writers’ hajj to this picturesque Pennsylvania river.

A Defense Of The Mock Trial Scene In “The History Of King Lear”

“Why I do trifle thus with his despair is done to cure it” – The History of King Lear, Act IV.5

10 Archaic Words You Usually Find In Classical Literature

I actually cannot find the definitions even in Wiktionary. Though I do think that for some of the words on this list which are still used today, it is hard to pinpoint the contexts in which they are used. Since the literature itself was…

An Analysis Of The Roles Of Kings In “Beowulf”

“So Grendel waged his lonely war, inflicting constant cruelties on the people, atrocious hurt. He took over Heorot, haunted the glittering hall after dark, but the throne itself, the treasure-seat, he was kept from approaching; he was the Lord’s outcast.” – “Beowulf,” Lines 164-169

An Insight Into William Shakespeare’s Portrayal Of Outsiders

“Why, so, brave lords, when we do join in league I am a lamb” – Titus Andronicus Act IV Scene II

Should The Modern Audience Reimagine Shakespeare’s Most Notorious Character?

“Hath not a Jew…warmed and cooled by the same winter and summer as a Christian is?” – “The Merchant of Venice,” Act III.1