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Works of Edward Albee: The Zoo Story

Works of Edward Albee: The Zoo Story Albee, Edward Albee, Edward Monarch Notes 01-01-1963 The Zoo Story It is unknown what specific events may have brought about the abrupt end of a decade of writing what Albee has termed “mediocre” verse and the sudden beginning of a brilliant career as playwright; however, in 1958 Albee […]

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Works of G. B. Shaw: Pygmalion: Preface; Act 1

Works of G. B. Shaw: Pygmalion: Preface; Act 1 Shaw, George Bernard Shaw, George Bernard Monarch Notes 01-01-1963 Pygmalion: Preface; Act 1 Preface Shaw begins this short preface by discussing the shortcomings of the English language. He states that the English people have no respect for it and do not speak it properly. Much of […]

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Strange Fits Of Passion Have I Known

Works of William Wordsworth: Strange Fits Of Passion Have I Known Wordsworth, William Wordsworth, William Monarch Notes 01-01-1963 Strange Fits Of Passion Have I Known The poet will tell of a strange fit of passion that he has known, but he will tell his message only to lovers. The reason for such exclusiveness is that […]

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Works of William Wordsworth: Lucy Gray

Works of William Wordsworth: Lucy Gray Wordsworth, William Wordsworth, William Monarch Notes 01-01-1963 Lucy Gray With regard to the treatment of a generally common theme, it may be a worthwhile procedure to read this poem immediately after the Lucy poems. We have another Lucy who becomes merged into the nature that surrounds her, although the […]

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Works of Sylvia Plath: ‘Ariel’: A Textual Analysis

Works of Sylvia Plath: ‘Ariel’: A Textual Analysis Plath, Sylvia Plath, Sylvia Monarch Notes 01-01-1963 “Ariel”: A Textual Analysis Ariel was the climax of Sylvia Plath’s career, the volume of poetry in which her artistry reached fruition. Written during the last weeks of her life, these poems have been described as a “triumphant surge of […]

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Works of Edgar Allen Poe: The Purloined Letter

Works of Edgar Allen Poe: The Purloined Letter Poe, Edgar Allen Poe, Edgar Allen Monarch Notes 01-01-1963 The Purloined Letter Characters Narrator Dupin Prefect Of Police Plot Analysis On a gusty autumn evening the narrator is enjoying “the twofold luxury of meditation and a meerschaum” with his friend Dupin. They are interrupted by the arrival […]

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Malcolm

Works of Edward Albee: Malcolm Albee, Edward Albee, Edward Monarch Notes 01-01-1963 Malcolm Two years after Tiny Alice was produced, Albee introduced his second adaptation, this one based on James Purdy’s novel Malcolm. The play opened at the Schubert Theater on January 11, 1966 and closed after seven performances. It is unanimously agreed that Malcolm […]

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‘Beyond the Pleasure Principle’ (1920)

Works of Sigmund Freud: ‘Beyond the Pleasure Principle’ (1920) Freud, Sigmund Freud, Sigmund Monarch Notes 01-01-1963 “Beyond the Pleasure Principle” (1920) The earlier theories of instinctual opposition had been based on direct clinical observation. But Freud’s final formulation of the opposition between Eros and the Death Instinct went far beyond anything that could be directly […]

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Historical Works of William Shakespeare: King Richard The Third: Act IV

Historical Works of William Shakespeare: King Richard The Third: Act IV Shakespeare, William Shakespeare, William Monarch Notes 01-01-1963 Critic: Nugent, F. M. Affiliation: Professor Of English, Seton Hall University King Richard The Third: Act IV Act IV: Scene 1 This scene takes place in front of the Tower, shortly after Richard has been crowned King. […]

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Critical Reception Of The Awakening

Works of Kate Chopin: Critical Reception Of The Awakening Chopin, Kate Chopin, Kate Monarch Notes 01-01-1963 Critical Reception Of The Awakening General condemnation: 1899. Per Seyersted, a professor of American literature at the University of Oslo, has written what, so far, is the definitive biography of Kate Chopin. While he was in the United States […]