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Geoffrey Chaucer is known as the father of English Literature. He is known as one of the greatest poet of Old English Period. He was born in 1340. He wrote the famous work The Canterbury Tales in 1387.
William Tyndale is known as the father of English Prose. He wrote the famous The King James Bible in 1611.
According to Sir Walter Scott, Henry Fielding is the father of English Novel or Fiction. He was born in 1707 and belonged the Augustan Age.
Lindley Murray is known as the father of English Grammar.
Zareer Masani is known as the father of English in India.
In simple words, literature is the reflection of society. A writer, poet, dramatist, novelist, prose writer inscribes what he sees around and thus his vision is reflected in his works.
Francis Bacon a famous philosopher of English as well as a scientist is known for his Baconian Method that challenged and rejected the Philosophy of Aristotle which according to some thinkers was hinderance in the way of scientific development. Baconian Method used inductive reasoning to reach at faRead more
Francis Bacon a famous philosopher of English as well as a scientist is known for his Baconian Method that challenged and rejected the Philosophy of Aristotle which according to some thinkers was hinderance in the way of scientific development.
Baconian Method used inductive reasoning to reach at facts & figures after attentive and careful study, experiment and observation of various events. This method led him to be known as the father of Scientific Method.
The method helped the scientists to move out of traditional beliefs and superstitions and rather focus on the facts to reach conclusions.
English Literature emerged after Chaucer with his famous work The Canterbury Tales.
Lamb’s essays exhibit infinite selection. His essays satisfy the appetite of every flavour. In his experiments Lamb reveals himself. His essays give a glimpse into his life and thought. The essay ‘Dream Children‘ is noted for its description. It’s a reverie. The reason behind the creation of this esRead more
Lamb’s essays exhibit infinite selection. His essays satisfy the appetite of every flavour. In his experiments Lamb reveals himself. His essays give a glimpse into his life and thought. The essay ‘Dream Children‘ is noted for its description. It’s a reverie.
The reason behind the creation of this essay is his brother John’s death. It unveils the writer’s soul. It’s full of pathos.’ A Bachelor’s Complaint‘ is also an autobiographical and humorous essay. This Lamb describes various oddities of the couples that are married.
His style is an expression of his humour. His essays are marked with all colors of humor and delicate irony. Absurd details, puns, situations that are funny and laughter usually occur in his experiments.
There are even harmless strokes of fun at him and at others. The element of humour is balanced with a vein of reflectiveness and a tinge of sadness. Pathos is an component of his humour. It’s a consciousness of this pathetic laugh. In short, Lamb’s humour is a blend of tears and jest .’ The Dream Children’ is remarkable for its blend of humour and pathos.
Lamb’s essays are autobiographical and personal. They reflect his nobility, his character, his soul, his geniality and his charity. Lamb talks about friends, his relatives and acquaintances. But he is silent about the murder of his mother for the sake of his sister.
It was she who killed Lamb’s mother. He often changes the name of his connections and mystifies the character. Such deviations do not change the reality. He’s friendly and intimate . He takes the readers into his confidence in affairs. He tells us about his boyhood his youth and his manhood.
Lamb never gives the impression of being proud or vain, Although the essays are autobiographical. he is the egoist with no touch of egotism. Lamb’s style is the expression of his personality. His essays have the charm of poetry.
Epigrammatic depth, ease , emotional flexibility allusiveness all mark the essays of Elia. Lamb’s style is natural and original. He is remarkably affected by the writers like Burton Brown and Fuller. He used Latinised words. Allusiveness is a marked feature of his style. Lamb makes regular use of irony and pun.