(How many kinds of messages can the eye convey? A psychologist once suggested 15 spectra, in addition to interest: trouble and calm, tenderness and callousness, certainty and uncertainty, reflection and thoughtlessness, seriousness and play, sadness and happiness, attention and inattention, dominance and submission, friendliness and hostility, desire and hate, trust and distrust, alertness and fatigue, falseness and sincerity, surprise and knowledge, and anger and forgiveness.
Indeed, eyes are so evocative that in literature they become home for mind-states that otherwise thwart description.
Can you answer the following ophthalmic questions relating to literature?)
Who wrote " in the country of the blind, the one-eyed man is King"?
In Balzac's short story "The Elixir of Long Life". What happened
to the eye of the dead man when his
Who mused that "The soul, fortunately, has an interpreter -- often an
unconscious but still a faithful
In La Vita Nuova who flashes love from her eyes and inflames Dante?
What is " a green-eyed monster which doth mock the meat it feeds on"?
Who wrote " Laugh, and the world laughs with you;/ Weep, and you weep
Who advised wooing men to shed tears?
Who observed that "the English wept less than the Mediterranean's"?
(modified from The face by Daniel McNeill published by Little, Brown and Company)