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.”