Fiction analysis: “The adventures of Peregrine Pickle”

Under Freud’s theories of psychodynamics, the id houses people’s primitive, unconscious desires while the superego acts as the moral compass that controls the id. The passage demonstrates the perfect conflict between the id and the superego and presents a hilariously intense confrontation between who characters who show mutual hostility and contempt towards each other whileContinue reading “Fiction analysis: “The adventures of Peregrine Pickle””

Fiction analysis: “The Inheritance of Loss”

The environment reveals the people. More broadly speaking, the ways that the narrator describes the environment and its impacts on the characters disclose the internal thoughts and emotional states of humans. In the passage, Desai uses figurative language to create vivid imagery of the choking tranquility of the environment, employs the use of contrast betweenContinue reading “Fiction analysis: “The Inheritance of Loss””

Fiction analysis: “Breath”

While the incident reflects the childishness of the young boys, it also reveals the different emotions experienced by Bruce Pike, whose characters shine through as he transitions from an observer to an active protagonist. Winton uses the shift of point of view and contrast to establish potential reactions to the incident and employs the useContinue reading “Fiction analysis: “Breath””

Poetry analysis: “The Man with the Saxophone”

During each thought-provoking encounter in literary pieces, the narrators confront a mirror that reflects a piece of themselves back into their eyes—whether it is their internal struggles or peace. During the interesting encounter between the speaker and the saxophone player, the narrator in the poem sees through the saxophone player voices in his head thatContinue reading “Poetry analysis: “The Man with the Saxophone””

Poetry analysis: “The Myth of Music”

Music can mean many things: from the carrier of creativity to the expression of anger, sadness, and other complex human emotions, the melody conveys special meanings to the listeners. To the narrator of the poem, music represents home, comfort, childhood memories, and a sense of pride and identity of the narrator. Using extensive literary devicesContinue reading “Poetry analysis: “The Myth of Music””

“Love”

 Good literature challenges expectations, preexisting norms, and grand paradigms that people have taken granted for; it defies conformation and refuses to be blind to human emotions and experiences; good literature experiments with the human conditions and ultimately brings more wisdom to the human world than anything else can. Brazilian author Clarice Lispector’s story “Love,” withContinue reading ““Love””

A new way to see the world–The Three Ecologies

Guatarri’s The Three Ecologies relentlessly and poignantly challenges our simple conception of ecology. It creates a multi-dimensioinal definition of the concept, expanding the scope to now encompass mental ecology, social ecology, and of course, environmental ecology, with an ecosophical perspective on our conception of subjectivity. In fact, Guatarri completely denounces the clear-cut definitions separating ecologyContinue reading “A new way to see the world–The Three Ecologies”

The Awakening: the faults of idealism

In one part of the novel The Awakening, Chopin writes down the classic line—“the bird that would soar about the level plain of tradition and prejudice must have strong wings.” Like the bird, the protagonist in the novel Edna Pontellier holds “an ideal view of the world”; and like the bird, the character aspires toContinue reading “The Awakening: the faults of idealism”

fiction analysis: The Rainbow

In D. H. Lawrence’s 1915 novel The Rainbow, the author employs various contrasts—including the contrast between men and women; between farmers and outsiders; and between the Brangwen men and the vicar—to explore the existential crisis of the woman who slowly develops an understanding of class and inequality and questions the purpose of life. As LawrenceContinue reading “fiction analysis: The Rainbow”

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