Three Analyses of Classic Literature INTRODUCTION The study of classic literature provides many insights into important themes and topics in life. It follows that the current discussion provides three separate analyses of classic literature. More specifically, section one discusses Aphra Behn’s Oroonoko: or, the Royal Slave. This is followed by an analysis of The Lady and Her Five Suitors from the classic work The Arabian Nights. Lastly, section three provides a comparative analysis of Shakespeare’s Sonnet 18 and Plato’s Symposium. SECTION ONE The following section of the current study provides an analysis of Aphra Behn’s Oroonoko: or, the Royal Slave. Specifically, discussion addresses two topics: 1) why Oroonoko's death is so violent,...The end:
.....of Shakespeare’s Sonnet 18 and Plato’s Symposium. As demonstrated, it is likely that Shakespeare would agree with Plato’s idea that bodily love is fleeting. WORKS CITED Behn, Aphra. Oroonoko: or, the Royal Slave. (n.d.) Renaissance Editions. 13 Jun. 2009 <http://darkwing.uoregon.edu/~rbear/oroonoko.html Hunter, Richard L. Plato's Symposium. Oxford University Press US, 2004. Said, Edward. Orientalism. Routledge & Kegan Paul, 2008. Scruton, R. (n.d.) Chapter 9: Sexual Morality. Shakespeare, William. Shakespeare Sonnet 18 - Shall I compare thee to a summer's day? The Lady and Her Five Suitors, from The Thousand and One Nights. (n.d.). WSU.edu. 13 Jun 2009 <http://www.wsu.edu:8080/~wldciv/world_civ_reader/world_civ_reader_2/1001.html.