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A Modern Endeavour to Restore the Grecian Grandeur

Author DiHe
Tutor ZhangXuChun
School Sichuan International Studies University
Course English Language and Literature
Keywords Keats 's pro- Greek thought Greek mythology Eroticism Greek culture Modern human condition Inner tension Art with the reality of the conflict between
Type Master's thesis
Year 2008
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John Keats has always been considered the most romantic poets of Greece. He carried literary practice has become \However, Keats's pro-Greek thought in the last two hundred years of history Keats but few people studied systematically. Keats in just less than a decade literary career writing a series of Greek culture as a theme poem, \masterpiece. In this series of poems in which he carried out on Greek mythology and the creative transformation of the culture of the Greek Eroticism bold misappropriation. This paper intends to pass on these two aspects in their poems to analyze the specific performance characteristics to explore the pro-Greek thought Keats deep meaning. First, in his \modern man is his own existence Divided Self beset incarnation. Secondly, Keats different stages in the creative career of the \In the first half of his writing career in the works trying to build a detached modern dilemma of human life above the aesthetic utopia, but his literary career in the latter half of the increase with experience and mental maturity he gradually realized that the same artistic ideal objective reality irreconcilable contradictions between. Again, through the \analysis revealed early in his literary career in the poetry of Keats trying to build a detached modern aesthetic utopia predicament of human existence, and in the more mature writing career late he realized the artistic ideals with reality unbridgeable gap exists between: art Final non-reality. All in all, Keats in the context of modern society, the Greek cultural heritage for the late remodeled and misappropriation exposed his \bridging the physical and mental self-division. On the one hand, that in the context of modern society's literary practice grew out of his dilemma of modern human existence deep sentiment inner tension and by its \Greek thought has also exposed the other side of his artistic thought: His artistic ideals with irreversible reality irreconcilable contradictions exist between the deep understanding.

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