The Literary Analysis Podcast Episode 3: Chicamatsu and Puppet Theatre Around the World

Script Opening Music Luke: Hello everyone and welcome back to the Literary Analysis Podcast. I am your host, Luke Harding, and today we will be discussing Chikamatsu’s The Love Suicide at Amijima. Now, there are a number of themes that I could discuss, but today I thought I would change the pace of the podcast… Read more The Literary Analysis Podcast Episode 3: Chicamatsu and Puppet Theatre Around the World

Symbolism in Shakuntala

“Sting that dear lip, O bee, with cruel power” (Kalidasa, 74) Yes, a third post influenced by the bee. However, I’m really not going to dwell on that specific detail, I just wanted to find another opportunity to mention it. I really wanted to focus on the symbolism throughout this piece. As discussed in conversations… Read more Symbolism in Shakuntala

Traditions and Culture

“She is dependant on her father, and he is not here” (Kalidasa 22) This line is when the king is discussing his desire to marry Shakuntala with the clown. Upon reading this specific scene, I couldn’t help but want to analyze traditional values and how they are still prevalent today. While it is a dwindling… Read more Traditions and Culture