I wrote an essay titled The Macbeths’ Fall, in which I discussed the parallels between the Biblical Fall of Man and the story of Macbeth. The essay can be found on my other blog at the following link: The Macbeth’s Fall. I think that the analysis of such a theme is apt considering that I will be reading Milton’s Paradise Lost after this play. Continue reading SHAKESPEARE: Macbeth

CHAUCER: Troilus and Criseyde

Book I: Troilus’ Love
• Chaucer intends to relate the tale of Troilus, son of King Priam of Troy. Troilus passes from grief to joy to grief because of love.
• Chaucer invokes Tisiphone, one of the ancient Greek Furies, to be his muse because he believes that a sorrowful tale should be invoked by a sorrowful persona. Continue reading CHAUCER: Troilus and Criseyde