The Effulgence Within

Friday, May 11, 2018

The Sequel: 'Evil to Evil' . . . can never be erased from human nature

A rundown of the story so far: (Scotland is marred in battles. Macbeth tears to shards the defenses of Cawdor, a disloyal traitor of Scotland, and is returning home at sunset accompanied by Banquo, when suddenly, they are visited by three nightly hags materialized from thin air. They predict... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Lady Macbeth's mental preparations before murdering King Ducnan

The story until now: An advance letter from Macbeth, while returning victorious from the battlefield, is sent by a messenger to Lady Macbeth which she reads out aloud to the audience, her blood boiling with excitement at the prophecies made by the Witches that her husband will be elevated to the... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, May 4, 2018

Has Fate already crowned Macbeth with the golden round?

ACT I, Scene V, begins at the Inverness, Macbeth's palace, with Lady Macbeth entering the stage, alone, reading a letter she has received from Macbeth, while still on his way home returning victorious from the battlefield, informing her the news of his strange meeting with the three Witches and of... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, April 30, 2018

Shakespeare's sparkling genius in Much Ado About Nothing

Much Ado About Nothing is the nearest approach to the Comedy of Errors as practised by William Congreve, where sentiment or passion is conveyed either by indifference or downright contradiction. The hero and the heroine of Much Ado, Benedick and Beatrice, by their very bickerings, assume a social... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, April 28, 2018

A Bronze Head

W.B.Yeats’ poem A Bronze Head is addressed to a bronze-painted plaster cast bust of Maude Gonne in the Dublin Municial Gallery. In her earlier years she was an intense passionate nationalist; eloquent and domineering, a beautiful-looking English-born Irish revolutionary, suffragette and actress.... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, April 26, 2018

The Wild Swans at Coole

The setting of William Butler Yeats’ poem The Wild Swans at Coole (composed in 1916) is Coole Park, Lady Gregory’s estate in Galway, a county in thel West of the Republic of Ireland. The poem deals with the problem of ageing, and considers the changes in Yeats’ own life since his visit at Coole Park... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Emotions, Reasoning and Decision-Making

Hello blogit friends, missed reading or commenting on your contributions. Got busy and involved is all I can say. My last post was a discussion on what role do emotions play in our lives. Today's is a continuation of that ongoing subject. Music is another form of the representation of emotions. The... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, February 16, 2018

Emotion, Reasoning and Expression in Language

Emotion is a distinct feeling of consciousness, such as joy, sadness, anger, that reflects the personal significance of an emotion-arousing event. Emotions are central to the issues of human survival and adaptation. They motivate the development of moral behaviour which lies at the very root of... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Death: Fiction or Reality?

I loved a query from one of my colleagues, on my Paper on ‘Destiny and Free Will’. She wanted a clarification saying, "an objection if I may raise just to play Devil’s Advocate: The characters in a story have every step of their lives determined by the author. Yet their "lives" have meaning and... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, February 11, 2018

To my beloved and revered professor

Today I am utterly wrapped in the sad memories of a vey senior colleague and a teacher of mine, Dr. J. N. Sharma, Professor of Phonetics. A very warm personality and an equally brilliant teacher, he was a true giant in the subject of his speciality. He lived all alone in his apartment, his son and... Sign in to see full entry.

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