An illustration of Sir Thomas More.
British Literature

Thomas More’s Utopian Ideas

February 5, 2021

Sir Thomas More, the social reformer provides interesting details of a well-functioning society. However, we can’t miss the contradictions inherent in the very idea of utopia. […]

The word utopia seen in a dictionary.
British Literature

Thomas More: The Man and his “Utopia”

February 4, 2021

We see the heavy influence of Greek thought in Thomas More’s “Utopia”. He compels us to imagine a better society and sets the major conventions for utopian literature. […]

The word utopia seen in a dictionary.
Literature

Understanding Utopia in the Postmodern Literature

January 24, 2021

When we examine the meaning of the word utopia in relation to the words ‘nusquama’ and ‘eutopia’, we see that the term utopia is a paradox in itself: the perfect place is identical to no place. […]

The statue of Shakespeare, Leicester Square in London, UK.
British Literature

The Edenic World of ‘As You Like It’

December 28, 2020

Far from the world of evil and corrupt court, is the world of the forest. It is a world o true reality where there is no room for flattery. Here people live in harmony with nature and resolve all their conflicts. […]

The title page from the first quarto edition of 'Much Adoe About Nothing', printed in 1600.
British Literature

‘Much Ado About Nothing’: A Test of Pride and Love

December 27, 2020

Shakespeare combines delightful repartee and the conventional comic path to investigate love in ‘Much Ado About Nothing’. Sometimes, it is not a central authority or a powerful person that creates a block in a relationship. Rather it is the pride of the characters themselves that creates this block. […]

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