Hequembourg, S.B.; (2013) Hobbe's Leviathan: a tale of two bodies, Seventeenth Century, 28(1)
Hobbe's Leviathan is a classic piece of English literature that has excited and raised discussion from the very moment it was penned. In modern times, the piece has been described in a myriad of ways, including Hequembourg's study published in 2013 (although it was written a decade earlier). Hequembourg discusses Hobbes organization and how the first part of the Hobbe's work differs from the body of the work in that neither of the figurative outlines coincides with the other; that they are "fundamentally dissimilar" (p. 22).
Working within the concept that symbolism and metaphorical works are the norm, one could possible imagine that Hobbes was employing the body as a way of metaphorically stating what he could not efficiently state in any other manner. Hequembourg states that similar to other medieval and early modern tradition, political theorists such as Hobbes had to use analogy to define the power struggle between the Princes and the Papacy, and that Hobbes did it by symbolically using the body.
Martindale, C.A.; (1981) Milton the Homeric simile, Comparative Literature, 33(3) p 224
This article attempts to compare how the differences between Milton and Homer and their use of the simile. Oftentimes the two literary giants employ the simile in very effective style, but it is Martindale's contention that Milton goes Homer one step further by offering similes...
This is interesting in that it allows for the use of simile in vastly different styles, but with relatively close results, since both Milton and Homer are oftentimes considered masters of their times and literature.
Michelis, A.; (2010) Food and crime, European Journal of English Studies, 14(2) p. 143-157
This study seeks to discover the interwoven aspects of food and crime as symbols used in English literature, both modern and classical in nature. What the study provides is fodder for discussion about why and how English literature employees both food and crime as symbols, especially in mythical and religious accounts and narrative. This particular study can provide interesting components to a research paper that seeks to establish symbolic interactions that date from the very birth of mankind (ie; Adam and Eve with the apple in the Garden of Eden). Another component, according to this study, is the fact that the crime of cannibalism (the…
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