“Lost Illusions”, analysis of the novel by Honore de Balzac

Created from 1835 to 1843, the novel Lost Illusions is one of the longest in the Human Comedy by Honore de Balzac. The work refers to the “scenes of provincial life.” The central theme of the “Lost Illusions” is the process of the formation of two Angouleme personalities – the young poet and writer Lucien Chardon (after the mother de Ryubampre) and his friend and husband’s sister, the owner of the printing house, and inventor David Séchard. Continue reading

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“Gobseck”, analysis of the novella by Honore de Balzac

The novella “Gobseck” was written by Honore de Balzac in January 1830, is part of the series The Human Comedy and belongs to Scenes from Private Life. The main characters in it are the old usurer Gobseck, Derville and the count family of Resto. Continue reading

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“Father Goriot”, analysis of the novel by Honore de Balzac

The novel “Father Goriot” was written by Honore de Balzac in 1832, published in 1834-1835, and subsequently entered the cycle of essays, bearing the title “The Human Comedy” (1815-1848). The central theme of the work was sincere fatherly love, which did not find a place in the corrupted Parisian society. Continue reading

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“A Woman of Thirty”, analysis of the novel by Honore de Balzac

The novel “A Woman of Thirty” was created by Honore de Balzac for five years, from 1829 to 1834. Initially, each of the parts of the work was a separate story. Later, the writer combined them into one at the expense of the central female character, the Marquise of Julie D’Aiglemont. Continue reading

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«Hamlet», analysis of the tragedy by William Shakespeare

Written in 1600-1601, Hamlet, like most of Shakespeare’s plays, in the plot is a literary treatment of a borrowed story that occurred in pagan Denmark (before 827 years) and first written on paper around 1200 by the Danish chronicler Saxon Grammar.  Continue reading

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“Romeo and Juliet”, analysis of the tragedy by William Shakespeare

The story of the creation of the world-famous tragedy by Shakespeare is rooted in folk tales of two Italian lovers and their artistic workings that appeared in Italian literature (Luigi de Porto “The Newly Found History of Two Noble Lovers and Their Sad Death, which occurred in Verona during Signor Bartolomeo della Scalo” , 1524; Matteo Bandello “Four books of short stories”, 1554; Luigi Groto “Adriana”, 1578) throughout the XVI century. The plot of the play was developed by an English playwright based on Arthur Brooke’s poem “The Tragic History of Romeus and Juliet”, 1562). The original title of the work, dating back to 1593-1596 (the exact time of the birth of the play is impossible to establish), was listed as “The Most Excellent and Saddest Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet”. Continue reading

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The character of Romeo in Shakespeare’s tragedy “Romeo and Juliet”

Romeo Montecchi – the main character of the play “Romeo and Juliet” by William Shakespeare. Juliet’s beloved. He committed suicide when he mistakenly decided that Juliet was dead. Continue reading

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The character of Juliet in Shakespeare’s tragedy “Romeo and Juliet”

Juliet Capulet is the main heroine of William Shakespeare’s play Romeo and Juliet, a girl of thirteen years old, beloved Romeo Montecchi. At the end of the tragedy, she committed suicide when she saw that Romeo was dead. Continue reading

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“Dom Juan or The Feast with the Statue”, analysis of a comedy by Molière

The comedy “Dom Juan or The Feast with the Statue” was written by Molière in 1665. It is a classical literal adaptation of the medieval Spanish legend of a libertine named Dom Juan. In his play, the French playwright makes a relentless and, at the same time, objective analysis of the image of a European nobleman who lives for body pleasures and love games. Continue reading

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“The Misanthrope”, analysis of a comedy by Molière

The comedy “The Misanthrope” was written by Molière in 1666. It differs from other plays of the French playwright by the dominance of the dialogues over external events, as well as by the specific psychologism and more subtle reveal of the evils of society. The comedy revolves around the hero who is amusing and tragic at the same time. Though Alceste refuses to accept human faults, he doesn’t notice either his own weaknesses or the flaws of his flighty beloved Célimène. Continue reading

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