Sir Philip Sidney – The Countess of Pembroke Arcadia In contrast to the The English Romaine Life Sidney Arcadia seems to be more storytelling with the moral advice at the end than some serious polemic. Plot of the story is not much complicated and there is not much action in each chapter but Sidney spends lot of lines describing and using many figures of speech. Moreover he sidetracks to the subtopics and comments of situation that finally reader is not sure what was the purpose of sentence and has to read it several times.
In the chapters 11 and 12 Sidney uses also a ones or poetry, which may sometimes serve as revival of the whole text, but in his presentation I feel it more like the same flowery language he uses in the rest of the story which he just puts in lines. However, except for this complicated expression it is easy for the reader to follow the story of The Countess of Pembroke Arcadia. Robert Greene – Pendants, The Triumph of Time Green’s Pendants is in fact quite simple story, which may serve as a model for a fairy tale, except that Green narrates the story from unusual point of IEEE.
Majority of the story line passes quite quickly and the author does not go much deep in the details, but he sometimes stop to describe well particular scenes. He mostly focuses on the scenes where characters are concern with their conscience, emotions or intrigue against others, in these sequences Greene often uses figures, mostly similes (to nature or mythology). The most astounding scenes are for me these where Pendants thinks over his intentions with his wife or later with Fawning, which were too brutal in contrast o the rest of the story.
Pendants also shocks the reader at the end of the text, when he in the middle of happy ending commits a suicide. In conclusion, Pendants may seems to be a nice simple story’, but we can find there also serious discussions about the attitudes and emotions of characters. Robert Green’s Cons-catching pamphlets Cons-catching pamphlets are series of the picaresque stories about the thieves and rogues of the urban life in London of Elizabethan period. These stories are given as examples of cons-catching and thus has not renounce or deep psychology of characters nor the moral development.
Greene rather uses stock characters, which are familiar to a reader through stereotypes and may remind him/her some living personalities. And while The Second Part of Cons-catching shows us rogues which are dregs of the society Often just poor dirty thieves, in A Notable Discovery Of Cozenage We are given more modern and organized cons-catchers. Cons-catching pamphlets might be seen as a social literature showing the other side of the modern urban life and revealing how the crime works and how to identify IL