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    Reading any piece of literature of any genre can be enjoyable and beneficial to everyone because individuals who read context of any sort can use what they read to relate it to society and to their own lives including their cultures, backgrounds, and personalities. Reader response criticism is a literacy theory that concentrates on the reader as well as his/her experience that can be relatable to the story they read. People can use general or specific details from a story such as the events, characters, themes, the plot itself, and so forth to relate to all the ones in real life; to relate all factors to the readers’ lives and to society. Furthermore, people can interpret a situation of a story in different ways, various perspectives, ideas,…

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    The psychoanalytical lens is a way of understanding the human mind and the characters within a story. Many different theories have contributed to psychology, but “most psychological criticism of the last century lands at the doorstep of Sigmund Freud” (Gillespie 1). Freud was the father of a psychoanalysis, helped explain human behavior, and came up with a way to treat mental illnesses. Freud focused much of his ideas on psychic forces having an influence on human behavior (Gillespie 2). He had…

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    Symbolism In Mother To Son

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    Essay Number One Through the many hardships one might go through in life, living as a minority can be considered one of the hardest. Not being able to afford a better living, being pigeonholed simply based off of the color of one’s skin, or having to work tirelessly without relief are only a few examples of what an average minority might experience. Langston Hughes’ Mother to Son, Allison Joseph’s On Being Told I Don’t Speak Like a Black Person, and Philip Levine’s What Work Is all illustrate…

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    from a reader response perspective, it shows how irresponsible choices and not so perfect past can affect the present relationship’s that are presented in the play. Wilson reveals true motives of certain characters like Troy Maxson, who hinders his son’s football dream simply because he was not able to fulfill his own dreams to become a baseball player due to the color of his skin. The reader also see selfish characteristics like Troy’s infidelity with another woman. This unfortunately leads to…

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    Reader Response Theory

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    This course has facilitated opportunities to experience novels of all different types, as well as different styles of teaching. I have had the opportunity to look critically at different theories, as well as a variety of hands on activities. With the culmination of the semester, I have come to the conclusion that students must learn to engage with literature in a meaningful way so they can apply that skill more broadly in life and use it to think critically about government and societal…

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    If a tree falls in the forest, and nobody is around to hear it, then does it make a sound? You've most likely heard this age-old riddle before. The key to understanding it is recognizing what it's about -- the real question here is, "are events defined solely by their presence in human experience?". But what defines what a human experience is? Is the expression something that should be interpreted literally (in that all that is required is at least one human perceiving the event), or is it…

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    Any human feels certain emotions when trying things for the first time: fear, anxiety, excitement, and happiness just to name a few. Now, for a moment, consider the idea that whatever you are trying feels those same exact emotions, just towards you. How would that make you feel? Would it help ease whatever stress you are feeling, or would it make you even more excited to try it? The story Schools First Day of School is a story about overcoming deep fears by looking through the lens of the feared…

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    It helps teach the other reader a more personalized interpretation of historical events that have happened in the past. It also helps link the reader with current events with different occasions that have taken place in the past. In Tim Gillespie’s article about Historical Criticism for Students he states, “Any novel… located in a specific time period is likely to be more meaningful if the reader knows something about its historical context” (Gillespie 36). The downfall, however, is that reading…

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    Final essay Concepts The Lens of Reader Response: the promise and Peril of Response-Based Pedagogy Reader-centered approach emphasizes the individual responses. There can be no denying the power and purpose of a reader-centered approach to literature and the degree to which it has positively informed our practice. (Appleman, 2014 pg.30) It’s like when we read a literary text, but we include a collaboration with everything I meant the writer, text and reader to get evidence of the soundness of…

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    Milton Truth

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    Milton’s language suggests that a man is somehow able to breathe life into the pages he writes, and that breath is expelled when each new reader chooses to bit up their work The reader, thereby, walks away from the material with an essence of that book coursing through his min. Furthermore, books for Milton are quite unlike any other object that is typically consumed for nourishment. At one point, Milton compares the effects of the quality of meat for the eater and the quality of the book for…

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