by Robert Frost A little halt among the trees on a snowy evening. All of Robert Frost’s famous poems are short, simple, but profound assessments of life’s realities. One such poem is “Stopping by the Woods on a Snowy Evening,” which translates to “a little halt between the woods on a snowy evening.” Two oft-repeated quotations make this poem immortal.“I have promises to keep.”I have to fulfill promises.“And miles to go before I sleep.”I have a lot to cover before I sleep. The setting of the poem is a winter evening. Darkness falls by 4 p.m. in temperate climate regions … Continue reading Stopping by the Woods on a snowy evening.
Story of King Lear, the Shakespearean Tragedy King Lear was old and tired. He desired nothing more than to spend the remainder of his life in peace with his three daughters. The names of his daughters were Goneril, Regan, and Cordelia. Two of his daughters were wed to the Dukes of Albany and Cornwall, while the Duke of Burgundy and King of France competed for the hand of his youngest daughter, Cordelia. Lear gathered his three daughters and informed them that he intended to divide his kingdom among them. “But first,” he said, “I want to know how much you … Continue reading King Lear
Story of the Shakespearean Drama Prospero, Duke of Milan, was a learned and studious man who lived among his books, entrusting his brother Antonio with the administration of his dukedom. Antonio intended to wear the duke’s crown himself, and to achieve his goals, he would have murdered his brother if not for the affection the people had for him. However, with the assistance of Prospero’s worst opponent, Alonso, King of Naples, he was able to acquire the dukedom along with all of its dignity, power, and wealth. They dragged Prospero out to sea, and when they were far from shore, … Continue reading The Tempest
OTHELLO The Story of the Shakespearean Tragedy Four hundred years ago, in Venice, there lived an ensign (junior officer) named Iago. Iago hated his general, Othello, for not appointing him a lieutenant. Instead of Iago, who was strongly recommended, Othello had chosen Michael Cassio for the lieutenant post. Cassio, with his recommendations, had helped Othello to win the heart of Desdemona, the beautiful daughter of the nobleman Brabantio. Iago had a friend called Roderigo. This Roderigo was a simpleton who loved Desdemona and wanted to marry her. But Desdemona showed no interest in him. Iago gave Roderigo hope for winning … Continue reading Othello: The Story of the Shakespearean Tragedy
A SHAKESPEAREAN COMEDY Hermia and Lysander were lovers, but Hermia’s father wanted her to marry Demetrius instead. Now, in Athens, where they resided, there existed a horrible law that allowed for the execution of any daughter who refused to marry according to her father’s desires. Hermia’s father was so enraged by her refusal to do as he asked that he took her before the Duke of Athens to request that she be executed if she continued to disobey him. The Duke offered her four days to reconsider, and if she still refused to marry Demetrius at the end of that … Continue reading A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM
Bram Stoker’s book Dracula was first released to the public in the year 1897. Since this is an epistolary book, the story is told via a series of letters, entries from a journal, and articles from the newspapers. Although there is no clear protagonist throughout the story, it begins with a guy named Jonathan Harker going on a business trip to stay at the castle of a nobleman from Transylvania named Count Dracula. After Harker discovers that Dracula is a vampire and flees the castle, the Count relocates to England and begins to terrorize the town of Whitby, which is … Continue reading Dracula the Story