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Orientalism and the Resistance of it

While discussing the topics British literature mentions about the Middle East, one particular theme cannot go unmentioned. Orientalism or the apparent resistance of, takes front seat in the three texts we have read thus far. 388 kata lagi


Discourse of the course

Throughout my blog posts, there is a consistent theme of comparing the Orientalist qualities of our sources to the Hellenistic qualities. Indeed, all of the sources we have read for this class touch on this debate. 487 kata lagi


Blog Reflection: Orientalism

Throughout the texts that we have read thus far, there is a repeated allusion to Orientalism, whether it be the enaction of Orientalism or the portrayal of an Orientalist character. 293 kata lagi


Lord Byron a nostalgic aristocrat

Lord Byron and Lady Mary both share an interest in the beauty of ancient Greece through a poetic lens. Lady Mary takes the time to explain on her letters how she is disappointed about these beautiful castles in Greece are destroyed and how now these places are being invaded by peasants. 373 kata lagi

Lady Mary vs. Lord Byron

Both Lady Mary Wortly Montagu’s 45th letter and Lord Byron’s The Giaour offer a nostalgic portrayal of Greece. In the beginning of The Giaour, Byron gives a female personification of Greece – a female personification that has been killed through a loss of culture. 275 kata lagi

Lady Mary Wortley Montagu

Glory of a land versus its population

Both Lady Mary and Lord Byron see Greece as a land that was once great but now slumbers in mediocrity. However, the point where their opinions differ is on the (then) current population of Greece. 447 kata lagi

Lady Mary Wortley Montagu

Differing Perceptions of the Grecian Past

Though Lady Mary and Lord Byron both share an admiration of the beauty of ancient Greece through the same poetic lens either in the form of a published letter or epic poem, the two differ in their humility and portrayal of appreciation of the Hellenic past outside of their own experiences. 332 kata lagi

Lady Mary Wortley Montagu