A Psychoanalytical Approach to the dream sequence in The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway

The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway is an apt paradigm to apply the psychoanalytic theory. The old man’s dreams in the book are a projection of his innate desires which reflects the author’s life as well.

Shakespeare’s ‘Shall I compare Thee to a Summer’s day’ as a poem of friendship

Though Shakespeare is known as the best playwright, he is also a versatile sonneteer. His sonnets address not only a woman but also a young man, known as the Fair Youth. His ‘Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?’ is one of the prominent sonnets that talks about this Fair Youth, a mysterious male character. Literary critics and readers throughout the years tried to decipher who exactly Shakespeare referred to but in vain. Some critics take it as an account of the sonneteer’s homosexuality. However, Fair Youth is also considered as Shakespeare’s friend.