What is your idea of an anti-hero? Do you think that Bartleby is an anti-hero? Give reasons for your answer.

Answer: According to NTC’s Dictionary of Literary Terms an anti-hero is “A central Character, or protagonist, who lacks traditional heroic qualities and virtues (such as idealism, courage, and steadfastness). He may be called a non-hero, or the antithesis of a hero of the old-fashioned kind who was capable of heroic deeds, was dashing, strong, brave and Read More

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What type of story is Bartleby the Scrivener? Is it tragic, or comic, romantic or realistic?

Or How far is Bartleby the Scrivener successful as a short story? Or Do you think that Bartleby the Scrivener is a tragic or a realistic story? Answer: Bartleby the Scrivener is a tragic short story told in the mode of realism. We have to discuss this question in the light of short story, tragedy and Read More

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Comment on Life and Works of D.H. Lawrence.

English novelist, story writer, critic, poet and painter, Lawrence was one of the greatest figures in 20th-century English literature. Lawrence saw sex and intuition as ways to undistorted perception of reality and means to respond to the inhumanity of the industrial culture. From Lawrence’s doctrines of sexual freedom arose obscenity trials, which had a deep Read More

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