Short Answers of Lamb’s Essays

Write a brief note on Charles Lamb.

Charles Lamb (1775-1834) is a poet, an English essayist and his best work is Essays of Elia and Tales from Shakespeare (children’s book).

Who is Elia in Lamb’s Essays?

Elia is the pen name or pseudonym of Charles Lamb himself in Lamb’s essays. It is taken from an old Italian clerk at South-Sea House.

Name the two dream children in Lamb’s essay.

Lamb’s essay, Dream Children is a reverie (short day dream) and in this reverie Lamb finds the Alice and John two children around him.



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Compare and Contrast between Epic and Tragedy

Aristotle was born at a Greek colonial town in 384 B.C. He was a philosopher, moralist, psychologist, logician and a literary critic. He was the student of philosophic school of Plato in early age but in his old age he himself runs the school. His major works are literary essays, literary dialogues (except fragments other were lost), constitution of Athens and treatises. He died in 322 B.C.


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Short Answers of Fiction-II Part-Two

We have collected the old examination questions of
Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe

Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad

Lord of Flies by William Golding

and answered these questions as under.
We have posted these questions time to time on Nazar Bazmi’s Notes(nazarbazmi.com), here we have collected all links together as under




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Short Answers of Heart of Darkness

What is the significance of river Congo in Heart of Darkness?

In the novel Heart of Darkness the protagonist Marlow travels through the river Congo to the center of the continent and return back. Congo River represents the movement towards the goal.

What is the significance of the “two knitting women” in the novel ‘Heart of Darkness’?

The women knitting with three threads present the goddess of fates and in Greek mythology; in the underworld fate of a man is made by three threads. Three threads represent the happiness, sadness and death.

What is the significance of painting made by Kurtz?

Painting shows “A woman bearing a torch but her eyes was covered with cloth”. It represents the blind believe, Marlow’s thoughts and uncivilized behavior of Europeans who are civilizing the Africans.



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