CliffsNotes on Mythology

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Author: James Weigel

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780544182882

Category: Literary Criticism

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The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background. In CliffsNotes on Mythology, you'll review the myths from seven different cultures and gain an overview of the stories that people have lived by from ancient times to the present. The gods and their stories depict life's lessons and personal relationships and present a moral code of human conduct. These stories are also a map to understanding history. This CliffsNotes guide covers Egyptian, Babylonian, Indian, Greek, Roman, and Norse mythologies, as well as the Arthurian legends. Features that help you figure out these important works include An introduction to mythology The main gods of various cultures Review questions Recommended readings Genealogical tables of major gods Classic literature or modern-day treasure — you'll understand it all with expert information and insight from CliffsNotes study guides.

CliffsNotes on Shakespeare s A Midsummer Night s Dream

This play makes many allusions to classical mythology and to Celtic fairy lore. Check out the Web site “Mythology in A Midsummer Night's Dream” (http://quarles.unbc.edu/midsummer/mythintro.html) to find more background on Greek and ...

Author: Karin Jacobson

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780544182783

Category: Literary Criticism

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The original CliffsNotes study guides offer a look into critical elements and ideas within classic works of literature. In CliffsNotes on A Midsummer Night's Dream, you dig into Shakespeare's entertaining story of young lovers as they're toyed with by mischievous forest sprites. Shakespeare claimed to have written this romantic comedy to show that "love hath no law but its own." This study guide follows the action from scene to scene with commentaries that bring sense to the entertaining play, which is neither realistic nor tragic. Other features that help you figure out this important work include Life and background of the author Introduction to and synopsis of the play Analyses of all the characters and a character map Summaries of each of the five acts A review section that tests your knowledge and suggests essay topics Classic literature or modern-day treasure — you'll understand it all with expert information and insight from CliffsNotes study guides.

CliffsNotes On St Augustine s Confessions

He is taken in by their objections to the literal sense of the Bible and by the physicality of their mythology, because he fails to understand that only the spiritual reality is the true one, while the physical reality is merely the ...

Author: Stacy Magedanz

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470197233

Category: Literary Criticism

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The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background. The latest generation of titles in this series also features glossaries and visual elements that complement the classic, familiar format. CliffsNotes on St. Augustine’s Confessions takes you on a story of conversion – actually several conversions: to Manichaeism; to the pursuit of truth; to an intellectual acceptance of Christianity; and finally to an emotional acceptance of Christian faith. The Confessions is in one sense Augustine’s personal story, but it is also a mythological work about humanity’s quest to discover true peace and satisfaction. Examine the many layers of this masterpiece with help from a study guide you can trust. You'll also gain insight into the background and influences of the author. Other features that help you study include Chapter by chapter summaries and commentaries Critical essays A review section that tests your knowledge A Resource Center full of books, articles, films, and Internet sites Classic literature or modern modern-day treasure — you'll understand it all with expert information and insight from CliffsNotes study guides.

CliffsNotes on Dante s Divine Comedy Inferno

Furies Greek and Roman Mythology. the three terrible female spirits with snaky hair (Alecto, Tisiphone, and Megaera) who punish the doers of unavenged crimes. hydras water serpents. Erinyes Furies. Hecate Greek Mythology. a goddess of ...

Author: Nikki Moustaki

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780544181250

Category: Study Aids

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The original CliffsNotes study guides offer a look into critical elements and ideas within classic works of literature. The latest generation of titles in this series also feature glossaries and visual elements that complement the classic, familiar format. CliffsNotes on Divine Comedy: Inferno takes you deep inside Dante's vision of Hell, the first installment in his three-poem epic. Following the spiritual journey of Dante and his guide Virgil, this expert study companion provides summaries, commentaries, and glossaries related to each canto within the poem. Other features that help you figure out this important work include Life and background of the poet and the poem Introduction to the poem's structure, allegory, symbols, and more Critical essays that explore deeper meanings within this challenging work A review section that tests your knowledge and suggests essay topics and practice projects A Resource Center full of books, translations, and Internet resources Classic literature or modern-day treasure—you'll understand it all with expert information and insight from CliffsNotes study guides.

CliffsNotes on Sartre s No Exit The Flies

The play was produced in 1943, during World War II, and Sartre is lauded for having gotten his play past the Nazi censors; although on the surface this is a mythological drama, it is also a political and moral play about the plight of ...

Author: W John Campbell

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780544182943

Category: Literary Criticism

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This CliffsNotes guide includes everything you’ve come to expect from the trusted experts at CliffsNotes, including analysis of the most widely read literary works.

CliffsNotes on Bradbury s Fahrenheit 451

salamander a mythological reptile, resembling a lizard, that was said to live in fire. In the concept of nature, the salamander is a visual representation of fire. In mythology, it endures the flames without burning. phoenix in Egyptian ...

Author: Kristi Hiner

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780544181441

Category: Literary Criticism

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The original CliffsNotes study guides offer a look into key elements and ideas within classic works of literature. The latest generation of titles in this series also features glossaries and visual elements that complement the familiar format. CliffsNotes on Fahrenheit 451 explores a twenty-fourth century world in which books are considered evil because they inspire people to think and to question. Following the story of a 30-year-old fireman who's spent the last decade destroying books for a living, this study guide features a graphical map to show how the novel's characters relate to one another. In addition, CliffsNotes provides character analyses that take you deeper into the minds and mechanical workings of Ray Bradbury's famous social criticism Other features that help you figure out this important work include Personal background on the author Synopsis of the book and a look at major themes Summaries and commentaries on each part of the book Review section that features multiple-choice questions, quoted passages, and suggested essay topics and practice projects Resource Center with books, articles, and websites that can help round out your knowledge Classic literature or modern-day treasure—you'll understand it all with expert information and insight from CliffsNotes study guides.

CliffsNotes on Sophocles Oedipus Trilogy

Seven against Thebes (Greek mythology) in Literature. 6. Antigone. (Greek mythology) in Literature. Published simultaneously in Canada No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any ...

Author: Regina Higgins

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780544183025

Category: Literary Criticism

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The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background. The latest generation of titles in this series also feature glossaries and visual elements that complement the classic, familiar format. CliffsNotes on The Oedipus Trilogy is your ticket to a greater understanding of three tragic dramas from Sophocles. Meet the subject of these plays: Oedipus, the banished king of Greek mythology who killed his father and married his mother. Oedipus The King, Oedipus at Colonus, and Antigone are timeless works that continue to captivate audiences even today. This study guide covers all three plays with critical commentaries, summaries, and character analyses—tools designed to open your eyes to the richness of Sophocles' work. Other features that help you study include Life and background of the playwright, Sophocles An introduction to Greek theatre A character map that graphically illustrates the relationships among the characters Critical essays on fate and ritual and transcendence in the Oedipus Trilogy A review section that tests your knowledge A Resource Center full of books, films, and Internet sites Classic literature or modern-day treasure—you'll understand it all with expert information and insight from CliffsNotes study guides.

CliffsNotes on Greek Classics

Q PLOT The stories used in tragedy were taken almost exclusively from the great cycles of mythology, although occasionally, as in Aeschylus Persians, a poet might draw upon a contemporary theme. These ancient myths and heroic legends ...

Author: Mary Ellen Snodgrass

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780544181878

Category: Literary Criticism

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CliffsNotes on Greek Classics is the only reference book you need to understand the ideological and literary influence of the Greek civilization. A fully-indexed guide designed for students of: English Literature World Literature Classical Literature and Languages Philosophy History Theater and Drama Women's Studies Music and Art Religion Use for concise overviews of Greek playwrights, poets, prose writers, historians and philosophers. Find term paper ideas and essay topics. Check facts, dates, spelling and pronunciation. Identify major Greek literary movements. Understand the origins of Western drama. Discover the genesis of such ideas as the Oedipus Complex, the Golden Mean, the Golden Fleece, the Trojan Horse, the Socratic Method and Platonic Love. Recognize literary allusions to people and events such as the Olympic Games, the Bronze Age, the Fates, Medea, Electra and the Muses. Comprehend, through example, such literary terms as medias res, hubris and nemesis. Place Greek authors in historical context and chronological relationship to one another. Review major events of Greek civil wars as discussed by such writers as Herodotus, Xenophon and Thucydides. Recognize the roots of Western thought and philosophy in such writers as Plato, Aristotle and Socrates. For comprehensive, in-depth treatment of the following works, see the Cliffs Notes on each title: Iliad; Odyssey; Agamemnon; Oedipus Rex; Electra & Medea; Lysistrata; Plato's Euthyphro, Apology, Crito and Phaedo; Plato's Republic and Aristotle's Ethics.

CliffsNotes on Shakespeare s Hamlet

Hyperion a Titan often identified with the sun god. satyr in Greek mythology, a woodland diety usually represented as having pointed ears, short horns, the head and body of a man, and the legs of a goat, and as being fond of riotous ...

Author: Carla Lynn Stockton

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780544181908

Category: Literary Criticism

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The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background. The latest generation of titles in this series also feature glossaries and visual elements that complement the classic, familiar format. Something may be rotten in the state of Denmark, but your grades will be sweet when you rely on CliffsNotes on Hamlet as you digest Shakespeare's tragic masterpiece. In this play, Hamlet explores the meaning of life, death, eternity, relationships, hypocrisy, truth, the existence of God, and almost anything else that concerns mankind. Character studies shed new light on Prince Hamlet, his father King Hamlet, the malevolent Claudius, the troubled Ophelia—and the rest of the cast. You'll also explore the life and times of William Shakespeare, and unlock the play's themes and literary devices. Count on CliffsNotes on Hamlet for detailed summaries and commentaries on every scene to help you appreciate the complexity of the play. Other features that help you study include Character analyses of major players A character map that graphically illustrates the relationships among the characters Critical essays A review section that tests your knowledge Classic literature or modern-day treasure—you'll understand it all with expert information and insight from CliffsNotes study guides.

CliffsNotes on Plato s The Republic

Uranus, Cronus (Ouranos, Kronos) in Greek mythology (told in Hesiod's Theogony), Cronus was a Titan who, with his brothers and sisters, was imprisoned in Tartarus (the part of the Underworld where guilty souls are punished) by his ...

Author: Thomas Thornburg

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780544183629

Category: Literary Criticism

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The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background. The latest generation of titles in this series also feature glossaries and visual elements that complement the classic, familiar format Considered to be one of the three greatest philosophical tomes of all time, The Republic is Plato's account and interpretation of Socrates' ideas about life, meaning, and the just society. This text has provoked and shaped thought for thousands of years and is as applicable now as it ever was. CliffsNotes on Plato's Republic helps you explore these writings by providing you with summaries and commentaries, book by book. You'll also gain insight into the life and background of the author, Plato, and understand his growth as a philosopher. Other features that help you study include: A list of speakers and their descriptions Glossaries to help you fully understand new and unfamiliar terms Character analyses of Socrates, Thrasymachus, and others Critical essays on Plato's flyting, his childhood, and Leonidas A review section to test your knowledge with books, websites, and more for further study Classic literature or modern-day treasure—you'll understand it all with expert information and insight from CliffsNotes study guides.