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John Milton, the famous author who wrote Paradise Lost and On His Blindness lost lost eye sight in February 1652.
Love in Hamlet exist as sub-plot. It leads to main plot line of revenge and justice. Hamlet shares love for his father, for his mother, romance with Ophelia and friendship with Horatio.
The strongest of all these affections is for his dead father that makes his lust for revenge enough to sacrifice all other relationships like his bond with his mother Gertrude and love affair with Ophelia.
The good vs evil in Othello is represented by Iago vs Desdemona. While Desdemona is described as loving, beautiful, trusting, compassionate and divine, Iago is shown as scheming, sinister, jealous, manipulative and devilish.
Iago also manages to bring the evil out of someone like Othello who was a venerated soldier and brave leader. This battle unlike most tales see a final triumph of evil as Iago manages to isolate Othello, brainwash him and incite him to banish his friend Cassio and kill his beloved Desdemona.
The short story A Letter to God is about the innocence of a poor farmer who becomes a victim of natural calamity. The author in this short story throws light on two important things:
Lencho being uneducated has too much belief in God. For him God is on earth and one can easily have a discussion with Him or even can ask for help. Hence he writes a letter to Him seeking His help.
The employees are moved by the innocence of Lencho and thus collect money for him so that him belief in God may remain firm. The irony of the story is that he takes the postmen as thieves as he thinks that they have stolen his money. Thus blind-faith is a dangerous thing
We have discussed above that Lencho is uneducated. However the poet highlights how common corruption is in the society that even illiterate and innocent people like Lencho are also well aware of this social evil.
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Lencho is the protagonist or in simple words main character of the short story A Letter to God. He is a poor farmer but is very dedicated and hard-working. We find that he leaves no stone unturned to feed his family and fulfil their needs.
However he is also an uneducated person and without knowledge, he is unable to make a difference between belief and reality. For him God lives on the earth and it is possible to communicate to Him.
So he writes a letter to God and when he gets the money, he is not surprised at all. Rather he is angry over the employees for stealing some amount because his firmly believes that God has sent complete money. Lencho is thus very innocent as well.
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Following are the main themes in the poem Charge of the Light Brigade –
As we know that this poem is less about mourning and more about appreciating the loyalty of the British soldiers. They knew well that their leader has mistakenly commanded the brigade to charge towards the enemy because the latter was quite stronger with superior weapons.
Yet rather than thinking rationally, the soldiers marched towards the enemies and attacked them. The whole poem celebrates their loyalty and patriotism. This is why the poem calls them “noble six hundred” in the end of the poem.
The second important theme is the courage of those sis hundred soldiers. They didn’t fear from death and marched boldly. The poet explains how they were trapped between the cannons yet they fought bravely.
Though the poem celebrates the sacrifice of those brave soldiers, yet the poet expresses his grief over the deaths of a number of them. Even most of the Britishers wept over their deaths.
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