Sunday, 7 February 2021

3 QUOTES FROM ENGLISH LITERATURE

 1.    “The greatness of a poet”, Arnold says, “lies in his powerful and beautiful application of ideas to life.’’ But as a critic T.S. Eliot pointed out it was “not a happy way of putting it, as if ideas were a lotion for the inflamed skin of suffering humanity.”

2.    ‘’Keep up your bright swords, for the dew will rust them. Good Signior, you shall more command with years than with your weapons’’ 

The above lines are addressed by Othello to Brabantio, Roderigo and officers.

3.    “But deeds, and language, such as men do use; And persons, such as comedy would choose, When she would show an image of the time, and sport with human follies, not with crime.” 

In the above lines Jonson:

 *opposes the artificiality of the romantic tragic comedy

* Initiates the use of realism

 * Considers analysis of moral short comings more important

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