The Creative Launcher http://thecreativelauncher.com/index.php/tcl <p> <code><img src="http://www.thecreativelauncher.com/index.php/tcl/management/settings/&lt;img src=&quot;https:/core.ac.uk/resources/powered-by-core-orange.png&quot;&gt;" alt="" /></code><a class="read-more" style="background: 0px 0px #e51515; border-color: rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.21) rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.21) rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.34); border-image: initial; border-radius: 3px; border-style: solid; border-width: 1px; box-shadow: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0.34) 0px 1px 0px inset, rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.13) 0px 2px 0px -1px, rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.08) 0px 3px 0px -1px, rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.21) 0px 3px 13px -1px; box-sizing: border-box; color: white; display: inline-block; font-family: 'Open Sans', sans-serif; font-size: 13px; font-weight: 600; height: 25px; line-height: 25px; margin: 12px 0px 0px; padding: 0px 10px; text-decoration-line: none; text-shadow: rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.15) 1px 2px 0px; transition: background 0.17s ease 0s; vertical-align: baseline;" href="https://www.thecreativelauncher.com/index.php/tcl">Welcome </a><span style="background-color: white; font-size: 14px; text-align: justify;"> </span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: justify;"><span style="background: white; font-size: 10.5pt; line-height: 115%;">The Creative Launcher (2455-6580) is an international, high quality, peer-reviewed, "gold" open access journal that publishes articles in all areas of English Literature, English language, Linguistics and English Language Teaching. The main objective of the Journal is to discuss global prospects and innovations concerning major issues of literature, to publish new analyses and the studies of African American Literature, American Literature, Art, Aesthetics, Myth, Culture and Folklore, British Literature, Canadian Literature, Children’s Literature, Commonwealth Literature, Comparative Literature, Cultural Studies, Cyber Literature, Dalit Literature, Diaspora Studies, Disability Studies, Disaster Literature, English Language Teaching, Gender Studies, Post-Colonial Literature, Indian Literature in English, Pakistan English Literature, SAARC Literature, Tribal Literature, Linguistics, Science Fiction and Cultural Analysis and Translation Studies and Literature and theory of literature. The Journal seeks to stimulate the initiation of new research and ideas in English literature for the purpose of integration and interaction of international specialists in the development of literature as interdisciplinary knowledge. It particularly welcomes articles on research in various fields of English Literature and language. The journal encourages critical rigour, fresh insights and creative writing skills to its readers and writers. Research articles from all areas of English Literature, English Language Teaching, Linguistics are entertained in this journal. The highest priority is given to research reports that are specifically written for English Literature and its allied areas. The audience is primarily researchers and academicians in various fields concerning English Literature and Language. It has received a wide range of audiences and readers throughout the world.</span></p> <p><span style="background-color: white; font-size: 14px; text-align: justify;"> </span></p> en-US thecreativelauncher@gmail.com (Dr. Ram Avadh Prajapati) thecreativelauncher@gmail.com (Dr. Ram Avadh Prajapati) Tue, 30 Aug 2022 00:00:00 +0000 OJS 3.3.0.8 http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss 60 Education, Empowerment and Eros: Fakir Mohan Senapati’s “Rebati” http://thecreativelauncher.com/index.php/tcl/article/view/990 <p>Fakir Mohan Senapati’s “Rebati”, considered to be the first short story written in Odia, has now been hailed as a classic for the manner it dramatizes burning social issues that the Odia society confronted at the end of the nineteenth century, majorly women’s education, in a seemingly simple yet powerful narrative. Senapati, in the story, has immortalized the character of Rebati, the ten-year-old girl from nineteenth century rural Odisha, so as to express his views regarding various facets of women’s education and its relation to empowerment in a style that has historically appealed readers of all age groups. The paper attempts to highlight Fakir Mohan’s ideological ambivalence towards women’s education as well as heterosexual love as represented in the story.</p> Prof. Gourhari Behera Copyright (c) 2022 The Creative Launcher https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0 http://thecreativelauncher.com/index.php/tcl/article/view/990 Tue, 30 Aug 2022 00:00:00 +0000 Reassessing Saussure and Jakobson in the Area of Applied Stylistics http://thecreativelauncher.com/index.php/tcl/article/view/991 <p>There are various branches of literary analysis like hermeneutics, known as the theory of interpretation, concerned with problems of understanding the meaning of the text, or stylistics which helps the reader reveal all the expressive aspects of language like phonology and prosody, morphology, syntax and lexicology. Moreover, some genres of English literature hide meaning in themselves and make it indispensable to have some expert opinion to explain it further. Applying the stylistics approach to literary text teaches the students that the language of literature is an independent kind of discourse, and the writers can use language differently. So when we analyze the literary text based on its language, we also train our students to build their knowledge of different registers- the various ways language is used, the patterns in which particular diction is used etc. Students can also clearly see the registers used in a literary text and easily compare them with the registers of a non-literary text. Keeping in mind the importance of applied stylistics, the present paper explores the pedagogical significance of using stylistics in Indian classrooms. The second part of the paper reassesses the valuable contribution of two great giants of the tradition – Saussure and Jakobson.</p> Dr Mahesh Sharma Copyright (c) 2022 The Creative Launcher https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0 http://thecreativelauncher.com/index.php/tcl/article/view/991 Tue, 30 Aug 2022 00:00:00 +0000 Sakharam Binder: A Narrative of Intrigues and Idiosyncrasies Eventuating in Devastation http://thecreativelauncher.com/index.php/tcl/article/view/992 <p>Vijay Tendulkar has been one of the biggest names of Marathi theatre. His drama has been the representation of stark realities and human misfortunes arising out of the human flaws. He gave theatre a completely new perspective. Most of his plays have foregrounded issues which were previously withheld from any stage representation. His focus has chiefly been on representing the plight of women of Indian society at the hands of the male chauvinists. Moreover, the males in his works have usually been the domineering set who have commodified or objectified women in some way or the other, but this play <em>Sakharam Binder</em>, has a very distinctive theme. This play runs on two explicit themes of idiosyncrasy and intriguing. This is one of those plays where it becomes substantially important to understand the changing human relationships eventually ensuing in the climax. This paper therefore throws much light on the characters and their idiosyncrasies and intrigues which make it contemplative for the readers and the audience to judge who is to be blamed more.</p> Dr. Abha Tripathi Copyright (c) 2022 The Creative Launcher https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0 http://thecreativelauncher.com/index.php/tcl/article/view/992 Tue, 30 Aug 2022 00:00:00 +0000 The Shakespearean Poetic Rosary: The ‘Sacred Numbers’ in Shakespeare’s Sonnets http://thecreativelauncher.com/index.php/tcl/article/view/993 <p>In human culture there are certain numbers of special importance. They are mostly used in old and modern writings as “sacred numbers” of religious and literary significance. They are present in the Greek myths, in Egyptian Pharaonic culture, in ancient Persian, in the Indian culture, and in Arab traditions; then (Islamic) culture as well as in the Biblical Western culture. These numbers are of two kinds: even and uneven or odd. The odd numbers 1, 3, 5, 7and 9 play a far more important part than the even numbers.<em> One</em> is Deity,<em> three</em> the Trinity,<em> five</em> the chief division,<em> seven</em> is the sacred number, and<em> nine</em> is three times three. These numbers have good function and been looked at as ‘Sacred’ or ‘Perfect’ numbers either of good omen or evil. There is another forth number, which is “10”, it comes mainly in Jewish and Islamic education in very few cases having similar religious suggestion. Shakespeare has used the number Ten in Sonnet 6 <em>Then let not winter's ragged hand deface</em>. “Sacred Numbers” have become a part of religion and even of modern belief, and mostly represented in the popular rituals. Shakespeare has used the “Sacred Numbers” in his works either prose or poetry, and this article is restricted to deal only with three Shakespearean sonnets where I imagine Shakespeare reciting his Latin Rosary in a poetic religious tone and drawing the cross sign on his chest and on the forehead of his sonnets in order to invoke divine protection. It seems that Shakespeare’s date of birth and death (1564 -1616) carries a certain secret of his fondness for sacred numbers; thus: The sum of the date of his birth (1564=16) is doubled in the date of his death (1616).</p> Dr. Jamal M. Al-Sayed Alawi Copyright (c) 2022 The Creative Launcher https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0 http://thecreativelauncher.com/index.php/tcl/article/view/993 Tue, 30 Aug 2022 00:00:00 +0000 Producers and Construction of the Spectacle in Bhraamyamaan Theatre of Assam http://thecreativelauncher.com/index.php/tcl/article/view/994 <p>Producers play a major role in creating a spectacle on the stage of Bhraamyamaan Theatre. Their choice of elements to be used on stage largely depends on the expectations of the audience. As Bhraamyamaan Theatre primarily focuses on the commercial aspects and its continuity heavily depends on its commercial success, the producers leave no stone unturned to create a great spectacle on the stage. The present paper examines the diverse methods employed by the producers of Bhraamyamaan theatre to attract the audience. An attempt has been made to critically analyze the construction of spectacle on stage through the producers of Bhraamyamaan Theatre.</p> Dr. Sanjib Kumar Baishya Copyright (c) 2022 The Creative Launcher https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0 http://thecreativelauncher.com/index.php/tcl/article/view/994 Tue, 30 Aug 2022 00:00:00 +0000 Solving the Riddle of Dan Brown’s The Da Vinci Code http://thecreativelauncher.com/index.php/tcl/article/view/996 <p>The paper focuses on analysing the novel <em>The Da Vinci Code</em> by Dan Brown. These are the depiction of religion (Christianity), conspiracy theories, myths and history used in the novel.&nbsp; There are five novels by Dan Brown of the Robert Langdon series. These are <em>Angels and Demons</em>, <em>The Da Vinci Code</em>, <em>The Lost Symbol</em>, <em>Inferno</em> and <em>Origin</em> respectively. <em>The Da Vinci Code</em> is one of the novels of the Robert Langdon series by Dan Brown. Robert Langdon is the central character in these novels. Robert Langdon, the professor in Harvard university, reveals mystery of a murder in Louvre Museum in Paris. He reveals secret plots conspired by various secret societies like the Priory of Sion, the Opus Dei, and the knights Templars. He also talks about Catholic Church conspiracies to gain domination and conspiracy theories about Jesus Christ and his supposed daughter from Mary Magdalene, the royal bloodline conspiracy theory. He also talks about historical Jesus and says that he was not a divine figure. He was also made of flesh and blood like normal people. This novel contains his own version of the history of religion and culture, the search for the keystone to find the mythical Holy grail and conflict between Christian secret societies.</p> Salman, Dr. Rani Tiwari Copyright (c) 2022 The Creative Launcher https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0 http://thecreativelauncher.com/index.php/tcl/article/view/996 Tue, 30 Aug 2022 00:00:00 +0000