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    Some background to this theory is that “women as readers” are consumers of solely male produced literature and oftentimes men hypothesize femininity, providing false pretenses surrounding the true nature of women (Showalter). A few prominent theorists and works are Charles Bressler, author of Literary Criticism: An Introduction to Theory and Practice, Toril Moi and her essay “Feminist Literary Criticism,” and Elaine Showalter’s “Toward a Feminist Poetics.” The common motive behind the feminist literary criticism is to identify and restore female representation as well as debunk the typical patriarchal, or a governed by men control that is seen in the literary world. “In this patriarchal world, man more frequently than not defines what it means to be human. Woman has become the Other, the “not-male.” Man is the subject, the one who defines meaning. Woman is the object, having her existence defined and determined by the male” (Bressler). Bressler depicts the traditional form of literature prior to the 19th century, which was male oriented. This is the reason for such uproar from women to evolve literature into a representative device of both male and female interest. A patriarchal literary world gave heed to the feminist movement within literature, working in order to produce a shift from male…

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    This bibliography will contain a list and description of sources on the topic of the Freudian Psychoanalytic Theory of Literary Criticism. This theory of criticism is based off looking at literary works through a psychological perspective. I am doing research on this top to have a better understanding of the kind of concepts and theory’s of psychoanalysis that are behind the make up of this theory of literary criticism. Most of the concepts and theories of this theory of literary criticism comes…

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    TASK 1 : ESSAY Discuss the application of relevant theories of literary criticism in the selected text. Literary criticism from my point of view can be defined as the art or practice of judging and commenting on the qualities and characteristics of various literary works. Modern critics tend to pass down the concerns of earlier centuries, such as formal categories or the place of moral or aesthetic value. Some analyse texts as self-contained entities, in segregation from external factors,…

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    This paper aims to revise Jane Eyre in the light of Mikhail Bakhtin who was a Russian philosopher, literary critic and scholar who worked on literary theory, ethics, and the philosophy of language. He mentions the importance of time and space, characterizations, settings and language in his definition of novel. These major ideas have become classic tools in literary criticism. These tools are the key concepts in the terms of discussion of the Jane Eyre with the Bakhtin’s theory. Initially, I am…

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    In his article “The Resistance of Theory,” Paul de Man argues that literary theory is fundamentally resistant by exploring ideas around history, philosophy science, and aesthetics. He also uses the functions of language, both grammatically and semantically, to support his claim. Unlike previous theorists, de Man’s argument is more generally concerned with the reading of literary theory, rather than a theory that can be applied to a piece of literature. Despite his divergence from convention, de…

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    long essay, “An Experiment in Criticism”, by C.S. Lewis offers a reverse type of traditional literary criticism that focuses on distinction of readers instead of the book itself. The way of approach to the literature classifies the different types of readers. It, then, embedded a vigorous declaration on how evaluative criticism can overpower and overwhelm the reader which results in the slaughter of an individual’s opinion on a literature. It is a wonderful book as it takes u the road of…

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    Every author has an intended group in mind when they write, and every reader has a unique individual response to what an author has written. Now, I’m sure David Leverenz was not intending to write to a group of sixteen and seventeen-year-old students when he wrote, “Mrs. Hawthorne’s Headache: Reading The Scarlet Letter” However, I am also sure that my response to what he has written would not be what he expected. This reader, writer relationship is one of the first ideas he touches on in his…

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    How much longer must ignorance and pointless violence continue before we will start to change? The answer to this question may appear simple and in Shirley Jackson’s short story, “The Lottery” the satire is obvious. By using literary criticisms readers can evaluate more in depth what the story is actually trying convey. Two major literary criticisms that will discussed in detail are Psychological Theory and Historical Criticism and New Historicism. Psychological Theory basically deals with the…

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    William Shakespeare uses coding and transgressive sexuality to encourage the Golden Young Man to accept who he is and to have sex with Shakespeare himself.” On Blackboard, Hannah commented “nice thesis statement” and in the Feedback section it says “Very strong thesis statement. You followed through on your argument well.” In my New Criticism essay, “No Buckingham Palace Here; How ‘London’ by William Blake is a Criticism of the City and the Destruction of Family”, I received comments from the…

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    their love for the recipient of the poem extends to all these directions, like when a child hold their arms out wide and says “I love you this much” or saying “I love you to the moon and back.” This is significant because both these authors are sharing the same idea with the audience, which shows that the way that you love someone will not only carry out throughout life, but stay with you after they die. Another interesting thing that these poems both share is that they could be written for…

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