MY LOG school year 2016-2017

Hi everyone! My name is Luca and I want to share with you all my thoughts that I have upon the English Literature's texts that we have faced during this school year. I want you to feel like a traveler between the magic of literature and feel like you born in a totally different world from which you were used to.

MARY SHELLEY

Frankenstein

Doctor Frankenstein starts this novel telling the reader about his childhood in Switzerland. He creates the Monster after his mother's death; he wanted to create the smartest human, with perfect health and long life.

When I first read this book, I immediately impersonified myself with the protagonist, because of the amazing type of writing of Mary Shelley; she envolved me a lot. This novel is called with another name, "Modern Prometheus".

BUT WHY?

Doctor Frankestein can be compared to Prometheus ( he steals the fire to give it to the human being) because both have discovered something that seemed impossible. Their discoveries were like a double-edged sword because the Monster for Frankenstein and the fire for Prometheus, could have been a sensational discover that would have changed the world but they could have it destroyed too.

Now I would like to share with you a monologue that I made impersonifining myslef as the Monster

https://www.spreaker.com/user/9266759/frankenstein

JOHN MILTON

John Milton was the author of the greatest epic poem in English, Paradise Lost (1667), but he was also a reforming prose writer, a member of the revolutionary government and the victim of censorship.

PARADISE LOST ( 1667)

In Milton's Heaven, God sits on his throne surrounded by the nine orders of angels; the tenth one, who revolted under Satan, has been hurled down into a dreadful real, Hell, which is below Chaos and is in anthithesis with God's world.

At the beginning of the poem, Satan is represented as an epic hero.

SATAN'S SPEECH

I extremely liked this poem because, through the text, the poet has succeded in transmitting me the attitudes and the emotions of the characters. I liked too when Satan and God spoke one against the other; it made me feel like if I was in the story with them.

DANIEL DEFOE

Daniel Defoe was bon in 1660 into a family of Dissenters, a Protestant sect which refused the authority of the Church of England. He becaem a weel-paid intellectual by writing political essays and pamphlets up till the reign of Queen Anne.

In 1719 he published his first novel, Robinson Crusoe, which was followed by Captain Singleton in 1720. In 1722 he published Moll Flanders and Colonel Jack.

ROBINSON CRUSOE

This novel is based on the real experiences of Alexander Selkirk, a seaman who in 1704 was put ashore on a desert island in the Pacific Ocean.

THE MIDDLE-CLASS HERO

Roninson Crusoe belongs to the middle class. What He has in common with the classical heroes of travel literature is his restless, the search of his own identity in alternative to the model provided by his father.

The novel is full of religious references to God, Providence and salvation. The setting of the most of the story is the ideal place for Robinson to prove his qualities, to demonstrate that he deserved to be saved by God's Providence.

WILLIAM BLAKE

William Blake was born in London in 1757 and died there in 1827. He was born in a poor family.His father sent him to a drawing school where he discovered the works of Michelangelo and Raphael. Michelangelo influenced a lot Blake in his pieces of art. He created his own method for msking prints that combined picture and poetic text called " illuminated printing".

LONDON

One of his main texts is London; in in he describes the situation of the city at those times. The city is described as covered in suit, because at those days London was an industrial city, there were work houses too, where the employees lived so that they could work as much as possible, in order to get food and a place where to sleep. In this text Blake critisizes the Church and he royalty too. A main character of the text is the Chimney-sweeper, described as a black dot in the snow, abandoned by his parents.

WILLIAM WORDSWORTH

DAFFODILS

I liked a lot this poem because behind it there's an interesting reasoning. For Wordsworth people, when are immerged in nature, can't think properly and so they are influenced by the place where they are, or maybe by its smell or sounds; the poet says that a poet, in order to write a good poem, should find his perfect place where he can relax himself, without being influenced by nature. In this way the poet can think about what he wants to write in the poem.

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Created with images by markusspiske - "notes book leave" • sirenia57 - "frankenstein monster statue" • Digital Sextant - "Cover of The Poetical Works of Milton"

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