Themes of Life in Ancient Eastern Literature

Themes of Life in Ancient Eastern Literature

This week’s post focuses on the theme of valuing human experience and nature shown in Ancient Eastern literature. The readings focused on this week are as follows: “Classics of Poetry” compiled by Confucius, a collection of poems by Du Fu, and...
Themes of Powerlessness and Choice in Literature

Themes of Powerlessness and Choice in Literature

The works for this week are all centered around themes of powerlessness and choice. Our first work is ‘The Metamorphosis’, by Kafka. In ‘The Metamorphosis’, the main character awakens and finds himself to be transformed into a massive insect,...