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    Summary for the Structuralist Theory In “Reading Lessons: An Introduction to Theory”, Scott Carpenter explains the structuralism, and what the structuralist focuses on. Structuralism is defined as “a multifaceted group of theories with varied and disparate goals” (Carpenter 27). It focuses on the structure of the message or the text which includes “big ticket themes”, repeated plot, repeated images, and binary oppositions. The “big ticket themes” is like “Man versus Society, Boys meets Girls, and so forth” (Carpenter 23). Moreover, Carpenter discusses, “Patterns are established by repetition and differentiation” (29), so structuralist emphasizes on which images or plots are repeated and different in the whole concept of the message. Carpenter, furthermore, talks about a “binary” opposition, which is “the smallest structural unit is not a unit at all; it is a pair, an opposition between two things” (29). Since the binary oppositions occurs everywhere, some instances for this element are good guys versus bad guys, black versus white, innocent versus corrupt, and the past versus the present (Carpenter 30). As Carpenter mentions “structrualists tend to look at texts as games, it is the one that plays itself out in front of the reader as she reads”. Therefore, the structuralist theory is to understand the pattern, and how the structures of the context relate to the whole themes by using the structuralism tools. Binary Opposition, Strong versus Weak The structuralism can be used…

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    Since these expectations are based on the forms of realism and naturalism, I would use an absurdist approach to oppose this conditioned way of thinking. Jacques Derrida’s Deconstruction Theory is a way of analysing a text, and “exposing the instability of the meaning” (CITATION HERE), which leads to the conclusion that a text cannot have a definite meaning. This theory stemmed as an opposition of Structuralism, and is based on how language is used to communicate meaning. In this method of…

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    understatement; with the entirety of the Cold War, amongst other political strife at home and abroad, America during this time was an era of conflicting ideals. Consequently, literature changed its perspective; most commonly, however, was the transition from modernist ideals to postmodernist ideals. Much like modernism, post-modernism offered to reject the ideals presented by popular trends during their time; yet for postmodernism, the rejection, in this case, mostly dealt with homogeneity (a…

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    Deconstructive criticism breaks down a work by using the belief that more than one interpretation can be taken from the same quote, scene, or story. The work Frankenstein by Mary Shelley can be interpreted in multiple ways; it could be broken down into a feminist’s perspective, a Marxist perspective, an environmentalist’s perspective, and many more individual points of view. Deconstruction completely relies upon the uncertainty of whether or not one perspective can be decided upon; in most…

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    Sustainable Best Practice in Construction • Locally sourced construction materials (a) What is it? Locally sourced construction materials are materials produced within a specific distance from the construction site; different certification programs specify a variety of distance. Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design’s (LEED) definition of locally sourced is, “building materials or products that have been extracted, harvested, or recovered, as well as manufactured, within 500 miles of…

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    Sustainable Construction

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    Introduction This paper examines six peer-reviewed articles addressing the concept of sustainable construction. Sustainable construction is the creation and responsible management of a healthy built environment based on resource efficient and ecological principles (Mokhlesian & Holman, 2012). These resource efficient and ecological principles make changes to the design, construction, operation, and maintenance of the structure. Topics discussed in the articles include, but are not limited to,…

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    In Walter Mignolo’s reading “Epistemic Obdience, Independent Thought and De-Colonial Freedom” he says “decolonialty is called a “programmatic” of delinking from contemporary legacies of coloniality.” He says, it is a “response to needs unmet by the modern Rightist or Leftist government.” I think what he means by Epistemic Obdience is that, it is the decolonial way of thinking which recognizes and implements reason, which eliminates the strong tendency to think that Western European way of…

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    not just human life, but all living beings on the earth. Vonnegut therefore is attempting to once again broaden his audience’s vision from a completely anthropocentric viewpoint that is narrowed by the intense fear of nuclear weapons present at this time, to one of larger scope that reminds humans that there is a world of wonderful creatures and plants out there whose lives also matter. In the end, the focus of Vonnegut in this section on the beauty of nature makes his readers contemplate the…

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    A Deconstruction of Emily Grierson In “A Rose for Emily”, Emily Grierson is presented as a matriarchal spinster whose self imposed isolation is of the upmost curiosity to the townspeople. She is a person who has stood the test of time in this neighborhood, the one constant in an ever changing world. Her character serves as an idol of sorts, the physical embodiment of everything the community once stood for, and now has lost. The story opens on her funeral, thereby beginning where we end, and…

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    Research Deconstruction Paper Divorce and the Effects of Childhood Development Rachel Hanson 1603 Whippoorwill Drive Lawrenceburg, TN 38464 731-592-0820 Psychology 7620 Dr. Carlos Contreras Research Topic and Research Question I have chosen for this assignment to look into how divorce can affect children in the present and in their future as they develop over time. Are their long term affects that cause relationships to struggle as relationships develop over time or do they form healthy…

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