Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation

You are looking at 1-20 of 61 items

  • Keywords: protagonist x
Clear All Modify Search

View:

The Strangeness of Tragedy

Paul Hammond

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199572601
eISBN:
9780191702099
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199572601.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Drama

This book reads tragedy as a genre in which the protagonist is estranged from the world around him, and, displaced in time, space, and language, comes to inhabit a milieu which is no longer shared by ... More


Conclusion

Mary Vincent

in Catholicism in the Second Spanish Republic: Religion and Politics in Salamanca 1930-1936

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206132
eISBN:
9780191676987
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206132.003.0013
Subject:
History, European Modern History, History of Religion

From 1931 to 1936 Church and Republic in Spain were engaged in what was effectively a dialogue of the deaf. For many protagonists, Catholic Spain and republican Spain were mutually exclusive. Despite ... More


Coda

Glyn Davis

in Far from Heaven

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748637782
eISBN:
9780748670864
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748637782.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Queer fans of Todd Haynes might have been searching for the director's usual politics. His career has hovered between melodramas focused on female protagonists and those centred on men. Despite the ... More


Britain’s Traditional Constitution

Anthony King

in The British Constitution

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199576982
eISBN:
9780191702235
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199576982.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter focuses on Britain’s traditional constitution. Caius Martius, the protagonist of Coriolanus, refused to agree to the Roman plebeians’ increasingly vociferous political demands. There ... More


Poetic Modes: Characters, Plots, and Emotions

Yiannis Gabriel

in Storytelling in Organizations: Facts, Fictions, and Fantasies

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198290957
eISBN:
9780191684845
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198290957.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

This chapter discusses the classification of stories through the examples of an epic, a tragic, and a comic story. It also proposes a typology of organizational stories that is helpful for the ... More


Informal Oratory: The Protagonists

Michael Hawcroft

in Word as Action: Racine, Rhetoric, and Theatrical Language

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198151852
eISBN:
9780191672866
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198151852.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Drama, European Literature

Jean Racine saw that oratory as a dramatic resource need not be restricted to formal juridical and political proceedings. While traditional rhetoric books catered principally for such formal ... More


Informal Oratory: The Confidants

Michael Hawcroft

in Word as Action: Racine, Rhetoric, and Theatrical Language

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198151852
eISBN:
9780191672866
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198151852.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Drama, European Literature

The depiction of characters in conflict with one another is a potent source of theatricality. However, it is not always the case that characters are in conflict with their interlocutors. Sometimes ... More


Conclusion

Michael Hawcroft

in Word as Action: Racine, Rhetoric, and Theatrical Language

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198151852
eISBN:
9780191672866
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198151852.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Drama, European Literature

The importance to Jean Racine's dramatic technique of showing characters engaged in acts of persuasion has long been recognized by modern critics. Speeches are interesting in the theatre if ... More


Woman as Hero: Conrad and the Polish Romantic Tradition

Susan Jones

in Conrad and Women

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198184485
eISBN:
9780191674273
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184485.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter explores the female influence during his early years in Poland, and illuminates the role played by female protagonists in Conrad's fiction by considering them in the context of the ... More


Chance: ‘A Fine Adventure’

Susan Jones

in Conrad and Women

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198184485
eISBN:
9780191674273
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184485.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter introduces the novel Chance as the current central focus of this book. Serialised in the New York Herald Sunday Magazine in 1912, and aimed at the women readers of the paper, the novel ... More


Richard Wright and Black Women: Imagining the Feminine in The Outsider

Floyd W. Hayes III

in The Politics of Richard Wright: Perspectives on Resistance

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780813175164
eISBN:
9780813175195
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813175164.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Floyd W. Hayes III begins his chapter with the argument that apart from the figure of Aunt Sue in Wright’s “Bright and Morning Star,” Wright’s male-centered narratives often treated women characters ... More


Connection of Judgements

Ross Harrison

in On What There Must Be

Published in print:
1974
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198245070
eISBN:
9780191680830
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198245070.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter describes the connection of judgements. It first addresses informal argument. As a premiss, it ultimately depends upon assumption and agreement, and the first premiss is introduced and ... More


Time

Ross Harrison

in On What There Must Be

Published in print:
1974
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198245070
eISBN:
9780191680830
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198245070.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter first addresses the necessity of space or time. It then deals with the particular model world to derive time. It is seen that in this particular model world, the protagonist cannot ... More


Perception

Ross Harrison

in On What There Must Be

Published in print:
1974
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198245070
eISBN:
9780191680830
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198245070.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The next question to be considered is whether the general model world at its present second level of necessity or austerity contains some feature which means that it is impossible for a world just of ... More


Space and Action

Ross Harrison

in On What There Must Be

Published in print:
1974
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198245070
eISBN:
9780191680830
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198245070.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter considers whether it is an essential feature of any comprehensible world that its objects should be spatially linked with each other and with their perceiver. The chapter aims to ... More


Experiencing Childhood

Rosemary Lloyd

in The Land of Lost Content: Children and Childhood in Nineteenth-Century French Literature

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198151739
eISBN:
9780191672811
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198151739.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Looking into a number of fictional writings wherein children are given secondary roles and examining how childhood was noted in some autobiographies will help us recognize some of the narrative and ... More


In History's Grip: Philip Roth's Newark Trilogy

Michael Kimmage

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804781824
eISBN:
9780804783675
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804781824.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This book concentrates on the literature of Philip Roth, one of America's greatest writers, and in particular on American Pastoral, I Married a Communist, and The Human Stain. Each of these novels ... More


Performing Women

Ann Hallamore Caesar

in Characters and Authors in Luigi Pirandello

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198151760
eISBN:
9780191672828
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198151760.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter discusses the roles of women and their influence on the literary pieces of Luigi Pirandello. This chapter also emphasizes Pirandello's collaboration with Marta Abba, a notable theatre ... More


Pericles and the Idea of the Hero

Simon Palfrey

in Late Shakespeare: A New World of Words

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198186892
eISBN:
9780191674600
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198186892.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter examines the heroic ideals in William Shakespeare's romance Pericles, Prince of Tyre. It suggests that of all Shakespeare's romances this is the only one which presents anything like a ... More


Sense and Sensibility

Marilyn Butler

in Jane Austen and the War of Ideas

Published in print:
1988
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198129684
eISBN:
9780191671838
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198129684.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Of the novels Jane Austen completed, Sense and Sensibility appears to be the earliest in conception. The didactic novel that compares the beliefs and conduct of two protagonists — with the object of ... More


View: