Summary of Old English Literature


Old English literature           

The Old English language, also called Anglo-Saxon, was the earliest form of English. It is difficult to give exact dates for the rise and development of a language, because it does not change suddenly; but perhaps it is true to say that Old English was spoken from about A.D. 600 to about 1100. The greatest Old English poem is Beowulf, which belongs to the seventh century. 

Introduction to Neo-Classicism

 Introduction to Neo-Classicism

Neo-Classicism refers to a broad tendency in literature and art enduring from the early seventeenth century until around 1750. While the nature of this tendency inevitably varied accross different cultures, it was usually marked by a number of common concerns and characteristics. Most fundamentally, neo-Classicism comprised a return to the classical models, literary styles and values of ancient Greek and Roman authors. In this, the neo-Classicists were to some extent heirs of the Renaissance humanists.

Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra Plot Summary

 Synopsis of  the  Play: It  is  41  B.C.  when  the  play  starts.  The  setting  of  the  play  is  located  in  Egypt  and  Rome.  The  two main  protagonists  of  the  play  are  Mark  Anthony—the  great  Roman  hero  and  conqueror—and Cleopatra—the  Queen  with  captivating  beauty  of  Ancient  Egypt.  Mark  Anthony  is  one  of  the three  rulers—the  others  being  Octavius  Caesar  and  Lepidus—  of  the  Roman  Empire.