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  • Archetypal Patterns O Looks For Archetypes
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    Literature Choose six of the following approaches and find one article for each approach. o Writing: One page per article 2 pigs summary Critical approaches important in the study of literature: MORAL / Intellectual Concerned with content and value so Used not only to discover meaning, but also to determine whether works of literature are both true and significant. o To study lit from this perspective is to determine whether a work conveys a lesson or a message and whether it can help readers le...
  • Joyce's Intended Theme Of Paralysis As Gabriel
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    James Joyce's story 'The Dead' has a tremendous impact on the readers, especially those who are familiar with the political situation in Ireland at the time about which the Joyce wrote the final story in Dubliners. In exploring the meaning of James Joyce's long short-story,' The Dead', there are many critical approaches to take. Each approach gives readers a lens, a set of guidelines through which to examine and express ideas of the meaning of 'The Dead. ' Joyce himself said that the idea of par...
  • Reader Response Criticism
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    Position Paper: Reader-response I read a book the other day. It was a wonderful book called The Silmarillion by J.R.R. Tolkien. I really enjoyed it; it gives the background information on the creation of Middle Earth. In it, Tolkien tells us of Ill', E"a, the Valar and the birth of Elves, Dwarves and Men. But, you know, I don't think it has anything at all to do with Elves, Dwarves, Men and some god named Ill'. I think Tolkien really wanted to write a Biblical allegory and a critique on ridiculo...
  • Young Goodman Brown Reader Response
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    Nathaniel Hawthorne's unusual story, Young Goodman Brown, is a tale that can be analyzed through many different perspectives. The author uses mystery and bizarre scenarios that create gaps in the plot, leaving the reader asking questions about what the intent of Hawthorne's style is. To answer these questions, many readers approach the story with a type of critical analysis, such as authorial intention, historical and biographical criticism, mythological and archetypal criticism, or reader respo...
  • Structural Understanding Of A Piece
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    In Response to John Crowe Ransom's Theory After reading Wimsatt & Beardsley's articles, I found that I agree with many of their ideas concerning New Criticism. I see nothing wrong with focusing on the work objectively by paying attention to dramatic form and theme and I admire how the theory is audience-centered. It claims that it's important to separate the writing process from the reading process. And along the same line, lies Ransom's argument. His premise insists that there should be "a stru...
  • Two Elements Of Reasoning Inferences And Assumptions
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    Critical Thinking: Distinguishing Between Inferences and Assumptions In order to critically think, one must distinguish between Inferences and assumptions. Though both words appear to be quite similar, these two words allow the reader to formulate an opinion of their own. The awareness of our inferences based on our assumptions would help one to become open-minded. This article talks about two of the elements of reasoning: inference and assumptions and discusses further how these two are interre...
  • Rowling's Way Of Narration
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    Translated into over thirty languages and sold more than 114 million times world-wide, the four Harry Potter books still occupy the places 7, 11, 15 and 19 on the New York Times best-seller list. On its publication day, the fourth volume broke all past records, when a famous Londoner book shop sold over one hundred copies per hour. This essay will focus on Joanne K. Rowling's way of narration which seems to fascinate so many readers. First, this is done by considering some of the narrative eleme...

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