Arguably all literature has the capacity to expose human weakness, as where others have tried and failed, there is something to be learnt. William Hazlitt  believes this is the reason tragedy touches us so. It “excites our sensibility” through the presentation of exaggerated emotions thus “[correcting] their fatal excesses in ourselves by pointing to […]Read more "Shakespeare, On Human Weakness – an explorative essay"
‘Pride and Prejudice’ does not initially strike one as a didactic novel, and one could argue that it is a light-hearted comedy from the many witticisms and caricatures Austen uses throughout the novel. However being such an intelligent author, it is perhaps inevitable that some of her values and principles come through in the way […]Read more "‘Pride and Prejudice’ – a didactic novel?"