Identify work and author

  • Q; For each quote, you must do three things: 1. Identify work and author; 2. Discuss a theme of the work illustrated in the quote; 3. Relate the quote to the time period in which it was written.
  • •1. “Alas! It was too true! The fatal hand had grappled with the mystery of life, and was the bond by which an angelic spirit kept itself in union with a mortal frame.”
  • •2. “The spirits I have raised abandon me, the spells which I have studied baffle me, the remedy I reck’d of tortured me; I lean no more on superhuman aid, It hath no power upon the past.”
  • •3. “Hermann was the son of a German who had become a naturalized Russian, and from whom he had inherited a small capital. Being firmly convinced of the necessity of preserving his independence, Hermann did not touch his private income, but lived on his pay, without allowing himself the slightest luxury.”
  • •4. “I know not how it was—but with the first glimpse of the building, a sense of insufferable gloom pervaded my spirit.”