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  • Certain Readers Emotions
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    Writers of feature articles may be asked why they write about such pressing issues. Felicity Arbuthnot, the writer of "Dying of shame" in the Jan / Feb 98 edition of the New Nationalist, may answer with the response that she feels, as a writer the responsibility of bringing these issues to the attention of a world wide audience. If so, she succeed. Her above mentioned article explores the disturbing issue of the atrocious treatment of the children of Iraq. Treatment evident since the UN imposed ...
  • Text With Some Kind Of Prior Understanding
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    The Approach of Hermeneutics The approach of hermeneutics does not assume that all reasoning can be considered within some foundational belief, but rather must be interpreted in their own terms. Hermeneutics is therefore in conflict with many current cultural traditions descended from the dialectic. It is also directly contrasted with deconstruction, which has radically different conclusions about the results of textual analysis. To read and understand a text of Ricoeur is not to understand it i...
  • Because In Order For The Reader
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    Biography and History: Harriet Jacob's The Life of a Slave Girl To be a good writer, you must poses's a careful balance between detachment and association, a delicate waltz where you are not so wrapped up in the events of a story that it alienates the reader, and yet not so far separated from the subject matter that the readers cannot get into it. This is especially the case in an autobiographical narrative. In this case, it is very difficult to detach yourself from the main subject matter, that...
  • 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...
  • Boys Passage To Manhood
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    By reading a certain print texts, readers are manipulated into accepting or rejecting additional texts. The short story "The Altar of the Family" written by Michael Welding shares many comparisons with the feature article "Boys to Men" written by Stephen Scour field, and by reading one the reader can make clear understanding of the other. Symbolism, genre and certain values and attitudes are present in both the texts and will be further examined in the following essay to show that a readers unde...
  • Pauline And Cholly's Actions As Adults
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    Toni Morrison's novel, The Bluest Eye, presents the lives of several impoverished black families in the 1940's in a rather unconventional and painful manner. Ms. Morrison leads the reader through the lives of select children and adults, describing a few powerful incidents, thoughts and experiences that lend insight into the motivation and. behavior of these characters. In a somewhat unconventional manner, the young lives of Pauline Williams Breedlove and Charles (Cholly) Breedlove are presented ...
  • Connection With Okonkwo
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    Strong, dominant, proud, competitive, successful, well respected, quick to pounce on anyone, impatient with unsuccessful men, afraid of being like his father: these words describe Okonkwo. Okonkwo is presented as straight forward as possible. In Fact, his name is the first word you see in the book. It is quickly made very clear to the reader that he is the protagonist of the story, and is introduced as a hero. In the first paragraph the narrator says, "He is well known throughout the 9 villages ...
  • Concept Of Catch 22 The Reader
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    "For many years literary critics have claimed that it is not the author but the work that is important and for a reader to fully understand a text they must distance themselves from the author^1". However writing is traditionally considered a reflection of self and therefore knowledge of a writers life can add meaning and insight to a text. Writing and particularly styles of writing have transformed over many years mainly to reflect society's beliefs and values and it is because of this, readers...
  • Pickett's Charge From Longstreet's View
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    In a letter to the reader, Michael Shaara states that his purpose is similar to Stephen Crane's in The Red Badge of Courage. He wishes to display history not as cold facts, but rather in such a way that the reader can live the history. This is to be accomplished through extensive detail of the emotions of the men, the atmosphere of the battle, and strategies of the commanding officers. Accepting this as Shaara's intent, it can be justifiably stated that he succeeds in his objective. The Killer A...
  • Third Section The Reader
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    Theodore Roethke uses imagery and a unifying structure to convey the loving relationship between a daughter and her father in the poem "My Papa's Waltz". Together these elements make it possible to communicate the emotional bond between parent and child to the reader. The first paragraph uses a clash of idea's to illustrate the child's father and his bond with him. "The whiskey on your breath / Could make a small boy dizzy; / But I hung on like death: / Such waltzing was not easy". The father is...

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