Literature


The essential forms or types of Greek Drama

If it weren’t for the Greeks, the world of drama wouldn’t have evolved into a complex being worthy to speak of any human emotion. Through the different types of Greek Drama, the ancient Greeks ensured that every aspect of human life is investigated.


William Shakespeare’s Hamlet summary & analysis

“The tragical history of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark” by William Shakespeare is the frontispiece of all the literature in the world and is the fountain of inspiration for all the playwrights who succeeded him.


Myth of Orpheus as in Metamorphoses by Ovid

The enticing narrative of Orpheus, his love towards Eurydice, the spell bounding songs he sings in lament and his tragic end collaborate to make the Myth of Orpheus one of the finest narratives in the world.


Abhijnanasakuntalam: A Summary of epic poet Kalidasa’s play

Introduction: Abhijnanasakuntalam, famously known as “The Recognition of Sakuntala” (through a token) was the first ever translation made of an Indian play into Western languages. This brilliant tale of romance and emotions attracted William Jones so much that he translated the play in English during the year 1789 and the […]


A Summary of Christopher Marlowe’s Doctor Faustus

The legend of Faust became a frequently related myth from the times of medieval period itself in Europe and the tragic story of Faust has spread across continents since then. There are a lot of contributors who made this feat possible and one of the earliest references to the story […]


Chaucer’s Prologue to The Canterbury Tales – A summary

Geoffrey Chaucer, the man responsible for the spreading and development of Middle English dialect was not just a poet but was a courtier, philosopher, astronomer etc. However, the father of English literature – Geoffrey Chaucer, is remembered today for his work “The Canterbury Tales” which has more than seventeen thousand […]