• A Vindication of the Rights of Women (Wollstonecraft, 1792) In 1792,Mary Wollstonecraf published Vindication on the Rights of Woman, an important work which, advocating equality of the sexes, and the main doctrines of the later women’s movement. In it, Wollstonecraft responds to those educational and political theorists of the 18th century who did…[Read more]

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    Marxism as well as New Historicism highlights on aspects of the text that is not directly stated, but help determine a text’s analysis. Marxism primarily focus on social and economic class, where New Historicism gives a accurate picture of the text history. Both of these approach shape the social and cultural foundation behind the text […]

  • Cassandra Ramlochan The text “Turn of the Screw” was composed at a time where women’s identities in society were thought of as being lesser in relevance than that of men’s. Wealth, political office, control and influence was dominated, for the most part, solely by men, and women were viewed as accessories to men’s social and […]

  • “nothing but black shadows of disease and starvation, lying confusedly…lost in uncongenial surroundings…” (Conrad 31) This passage demonstrates Focault’s notion of discipline in the excerpt from “Panopticism”. The natives were inmates and the prison was their surroundings.The Europeans represents the guards because they held the power. Altho…[Read more]

  • Group four (p.63-66) came up with several binary opposition one being civil/savage. Marlow’s notion of Kurtz seemed to be some what civilized, at first of course. He hears of Kurtz being this powerful, well educated man; “The International Society for the Suppression of Savage Customs had entrusted him with the making of a report…I’ve read […]

  • Marlow’s passion for the sea exhilarated him to reality, and not just this dream of exploration, adventures, following the sea. Jose brought about the biopposition Reality vs. dream; I strongly believe that this applies to Marlow. Being that he is a sailor, Marlow knows the sea precisely; he sets out for this journey, however; Marlow […]

  • In Victoriane’s post she quoted “The head of which only the back was visible, rivalled in outline that of the Greek Psyche, and was rather displayed than concealed by an elegant cap of gaze aerienne, which put me in mind of the ventum textilem of Apuleius.” Napoleon is telling us he could only See her […]

  • In “The Man who was almost a Man”; I believe that it engages in aesthetic reading. This means that the readers experiences the text. The use of dialect in this story helps the reader to put himself or herself there; which is known as literacy experience. It gives the reader a opportunity to transact with […]

  • As a new critic we aim to AVOID intentional fallacy, which is letting the authors personal connection dictate the text;. Brook points out that “the poem has its roots in history” and that the historical context cannot be ignored. I agree with this theory due to the mere fact that poems, novels, play etc; as […]

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