Forgot your password?  

Critical Essay | Critical Essay by Brian Green

This literature criticism consists of approximately 12 pages of analysis & critique of Critical Essay by Brian Green.
This section contains 3,569 words
(approx. 12 pages at 300 words per page)
Purchase our Critical Essay by Brian Green - Critical Essay by Brian Green

Critical Essay by Brian Green

SOURCE: "'Single Natures Double Name': An Exegesis of The Phoenix and Turtle," in Generous Converse: English Essays in Memory of Edward Davis, edited by Brian Green, Oxford University Press, Cape Town, 1980, pp. 44-54.

In the following excerpt, Green explicates The Phoenix and Turtle, calling it a love-elegy that muses on three attitudes toward sexual love: "the vulgar, the sublime, and the chaste. "

Roman Jakobson once called The Phoenix and Turtle 'Shakespeare's masterpiece'.1 The poem is quite an astonishing one, a perplexing love-elegy, traditional and yet obscure. In the reading which follows, the poem dramatizes a critical view of two contrary kinds of sexual love. One is selfish and degrading; the other is sterile, cautious, and dogmatic. The poem implies a criticism of both these attitudes, and hints at an ideal of...

(read more)

This section contains 3,569 words
(approx. 12 pages at 300 words per page)
Purchase our Critical Essay by Brian Green - Critical Essay by Brian Green
Follow Us on Facebook