Literary approaches

Literature Choose six of the following approaches and find one article for each approach. Writing: One page per article 2 pgs summary Critical approaches important in the study of literature: MORAL/INTELLECTUAL Concerned with content and values Used not only to discover meaning, but also to determine whether works of literature are both true and significant. […]

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Literary File

The Hobbit J. R. R. Tolkien Middle-earth Fantasy – Fiction Book Section I. The Protagonists: 1-Gandalf the Wizard Gandalf was one of the main characters of the book. He was the one the basically provided for and motivated the hobbit and the dwarves to go on with the adventure. He was a very cunning wizard […]

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Huckleberry Finn – social and literary aspects

Mark Twains The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is a novel about a young boys coming of age in Missouri of the mid-1800s. The main character, Huckleberry Finn, spends much time in the novel floating down the Mississippi River on a raft with a runaway slave named Jim. Before he does so, however, Huck spends some […]

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Literary Terms

NICK CARRAWAY has a special place in this novel. He is not just one character among several, it is through his eyes and ears that we form our opinions of the other characters. Often, readers of this novel confuse Nick’s stance towards those characters and the world he describes with those of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s […]

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Scarlet Letter Literary Criticism

Scarlet Letter Literary Criticism All great stories have thorough reports from several different literary critics, what do they have to say on The Scarlet Letter? The Scarlet Letter in the nineteenth century is comparable to early twentieth century and late twentieth century criticism. Early nineteenth century critics think the story was a tremendous work of […]

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The Roles of Women in Literary Works

The roles of women in the society have for centuries been defined by the stereotypes created and long sustained by men. Women have resolved to diverse tactics of dealing with their predicament, a phenomenon that the two short stories (A Rose for Emily and The Story of an Hour) explore. The two short stories provide […]

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The Great Gatsby Literary Analysis

INTRODUCTION The Great Gatsby, published in 1925, is extensively well thought-out to be F. Scott Fitzergerald’s greatest novel. It is also painstaking a determining work on the imperfection of a the American dream. SYNOPSIS OF THE NOVEL Title of the novel In the book, The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, the title was invented […]

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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer: A Literary and Media Comparison

Though the movie is preceded by the preface of the book “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer“, in which Mark Twain talks about trying “to pleasantly remind adults of what they once were themselves”, it is obvious that he and Norman Taurog and David Selznick, the director and producer of the movie, had two different primary […]

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Post Modern Literary Theory

The essay encompasses a contrast and comparison of the two novels “Slaughterhouse Five” by Kurt Vonnegut and “Catch-22” by Joseph Heller. This essay majorly focuses on the application of Post-modern literary theory in the two novels. According to the literature, post-modern literary theory is based on the premise of assertion that learning has no particular […]

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Literary Theory

INTRODUCTION 1. What (according to Prof. Arndt) is the point of literary theory? Professor Arndt explains that the main point of literary theory is to guide us whenever tackling real literature. This means we have to relate what we read with the real world events. 2. What does it mean to say literature can aim […]

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Literary Analysis of The Great Gatsby

Described by literal critics as the greatest work of Scott F. Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby not only remains one the greatest stories of all the time but also opens insight into the intrigues of the real life situation during the “Roaring Twenties.” This book has been linked by many as the best symbol to the […]

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Literary analysis of Passage in Act 1 scene 5

The passage presents the entry of a ghost speaking to Hamlet about things he believes are factual and of great significance. The ghost comes in form of his father’s spirit and confesses that he is confined in a kind of prison known as purgatory where he is recompensing for all the sins he committed when […]

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Depiction of Gender Inequality in Literary Works

Introduction It goes without saying that writers wrote the majority of literary works under the influence of their environment. This includes their communities and the activities they were participating in. Others were motivated by the political affairs that were the most prevalent at that time. The Story of an Hour by Kate Chopin and The […]

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Clemencia Literary Analysis

The critical essay as narrated by Clemencia portrays themes of economic class and social relationships. Clemencia believes she does not belong to nay class because of her amphibious nature. Always on extremes, she jumps between being a virgin and a whore with the desire to have the feeling of all or nothing for sex. She […]

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Literary Censure

Literary censure on fairy tales and modern children’s literature is a comparatively new enterprise that has not yet amassed a substantial or impressive corpus of elucidation. Vast researches done by psychologists and educationalists mostly address the special concerns of these regards. Because of modernity, one would expectations that ethicists might do better. Yet philosophical and […]

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Fleur Adcock’s Literary Creation

If I had not been acquainted with Fleur Adcock’s literary creation, I bet my life would not have been full-fledged. I acknowledge her poem “Weathering” as a stepping stone to my blissfully created love life, because I once realized that all that glitters is not gold. In my late teens, this poem became my anthem; […]

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Literary Works & Setting

The use of setting in any literary work is important to the general theme of the work as well as character development and personality. The tone of the character is set if the story is a traveling story in which the environment changes, therefore the character’s personality will change as well in relation to the […]

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Coetzee’s Susan and Foe

Foe is a literary piece created by J. M. Coetzee in 1986, based on a refurbishing of the novel Robinson Crusoe – which was a classic by Daniel Defoe, added with a feminine protagonist in the character of Susan Barton. She was cased on an island together with Robinson Crusoe, or Cruso, and Friday. The […]

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Proper Movie Analysis

Analyzing and reviewing movies is just as important as the actual process of filming a movie. I will look at genre and discuss different variations for example war films. Next I will cover cinematic points of view to show the different ways in which the viewer will see a movie. Then I will look at […]

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Of Mice and Men Literary

Throughout life, many of our journeys leave us feeling despondent and unwanted. It is when we travel with another human soul that we are not left feeling so austere. In John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men, George and Lennie are two wandering souls, both very different in stature and appearance, yet very alike in spirit. […]

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Huckleberry Finn: Jim

In numerous literary works, enigmatic characters such as the likes of a rebellious appeal or a villainous on doer appear in the compact structure of events, typically upon the datum of revenge; others, pure lustily desires for power and prosperity. Whatever the case may typically be, the characters whom lurk in the midst of the […]

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Literary Analysis

In the short story, “My Parents’ Bedroom,’ written by Uwem Akpan, the most defining role of literacy that sticks out is symbolism. The images that are engraved into readers brains are ones that have deeper meanings than what we initially see on the surface. The story is told through the eyes of a little girl […]

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