” It was already one in the morning; the rain pattered dismally against the panes, and my candle was nearly burnt out, when, by the glimmer of the half-extinguished light, I saw the dull yellow eye of the creature open….”





I have a fine interest in English Literature. This is a subject i can add to my interest list of the ‘very few subjects’. I mean i do like other subjects like Biology, but the thing is i can’t go in it for further studies..unless there is  a profession that involves Biology but NOT Chemistry! (i loathe chem :/ ) If you know such course or career do let me know…

Anyways back to the topic for today. I have recently read a few famous and well written English Literature novels. So far all of them were tragedies and coming forward other novels might be tragedies as well. Discussion topics can be raised involving the character analysis and whole purpose of the play itself . The life and times when the writer wrote these plays are also a big point to consider.

in past few months I’ve read:

  • Oedipus the king by Sophocles
  • Antigone by Sophocles
  • Antigone by Jean Anouilh
  • Hedda Gabler by Henrik Ibsen
  • Hamlet by Shakespeare 


I have mixed view about these novels, some appealed to me more than the others. In the end, all of them do follow a proper well planned plot and the characters also symbolize many real life events esp. Antigone by Jean Anouilh. Noble characters mostly have ill fates, after all they are a victim of what the writer has written.  

There is a lot more i can say on each character of each play. But i am sure not on this post! Maybe some other time 🙂

English Literature..YES or NO