• I agree with Ishiguro’s statement about the novel not being about cloning. The story so clearly touches upon deeper themes than that; the novel seems to be a commentary on human nature. There is the motif of […]

  • Ishiguro’s writing style is pretty straightforward yet suspenseful in the sense that his narrator is not too revealing and speaks very vaguely in general, touching upon things mentioned much later on in the story. […]

  • MENDOZA structuralism: an approach to linguistics that analyses and describes the structure of language, as distinguished from its comparative and historical aspects. STructuralism assumes that all surface phenomena belong to some structural system. for example: (words) — dog/runs/happily/ trees/appear/green/ wisdom/comes/slowly (parts of speech)…[Read more]

  • MENDOZA yo i think your paper is extremely detailed, summary-wise. however, as a few of our peers before me have already mentioned, your paper lacks psychoanalytical commentary. i think your passages are complete and hold strong to your essay, but without any psychoanalytical argument, it kind of just seems like you’re throwing in passages for […]

  • MENDOZA Although Victoriane’s paper, in my opinion, lacked in hosting one clearly focused motive (was she taking a stab at feminism, or feminism with celebrities?) i would say her paper was more analytical than Enes’, which although was very detailed and informative to those who haven’t seen the movie, lacked more analytical context. it seems […]

  • lozeredg3 commented on the blog post For Tuesday, November 15th 6 years ago

    MENDOZA Marxism’s main focus is the structures of social class as well as economic stand. With respect to Bressler’s comment of Marxist criticism about not only what a text says, but what the text also does NOT say, it’s clear that plot of Turn of the Screw is a fine example of this. Marxism shares […]

  • MENDOZA (sorry for the late) At the time James was writing this story, traditional gender roles favored male dominance. Women were seen as the weaker sex, and their capacity for job opportunities were limited to jobs that harbored feminine and maternal dispositions. Men were favored and in a way glorified and idolized over men, as […]

  • Mendoza –either of two of Michael Jackson’s albums, Thriller (1982) and Bad (1987), which both cemented Jackson’s status and career as one of the most successful artists of the 80′ s (and of all time, in my opinion) with multiple billboard top ten hits for each album. –Samus Aran, the female space bounty hunter protagonist […]

  • MENDOZA re: question 3 the interactions between women and men in this novel vary greatly between each character. generally speaking though, the women in the story seem to always be repressed or their opinions and words come second to that of the men. take Miles for example, although he is supposed to respect the Governess […]

  • MENDOZA: The Governess displays insecure or unstable sense of self, one of the core issues in Psychoanalytic Criticism. Like other core issues, anxiety is the cause of the revelation of this core issue. The Governess is very vulnerable to the influence of other people, as seen through her interactions with Mrs. Grose throughout the novel, […]

  • MENDOZA: Page 55, just after Marlow and them folks collect firewood and are point eight miles away from Kurtz’ station, the crew is surrounded by silence and fog, and then they hear cries of cannibals. Momentarily they are stuck in the fog, unable to see their enemies, and eventually the cannibals unleash an arrow attack. […]

  • MENDOZA Re: Group 4, 63-66 The binaries in this selection of text include, but are not limited to, civilized/savages, humanity/deities, light/darkness (although this one is apparent throughout the entire novel). Of the various binaries apparent in this section, i believe the most relevant one to the text as a whole is the civilized/savages binary…[Read more]

  • MENDOZA: Heart of Darkness can be seen as an example of an impressionist novel—that is, one of which dictates how things *appear* to be than how things really are, a sort of “self conscious novel” so to speak. Charlie Marlow’s memoir is not actually being told by Charlie Marlow himself, to the reader, thus there […]

  • I believe that using a New Critical approach to this story would strip so much “essence” out of it, especially out of the central character, Dave. Through a New Critical lens, all I could really say about this short story is simply how Dave wanted a gun, convinced his mother to give him the means […]

  • Upon reading the first three pages of Brooks’ essay, “The Formalist Critic,” I have to admit I had already assumed his defense of New Criticism to be subpar and weak. This dismissal of Brooks’ stand may have been due to my previous experience with New Criticism (as this is certainly not the first Theory class […]

  • Mendoza, E Wallace Stevens uses an abundant amount of imagery in his poem, The Snow Man, as the two main bloggers pointed out. While I agree with both Gordon and Steven’s interpretations of the poem, I could not help but notice that neither seemed to focus on that which we discussed in class, how “perfectly […]

  • Mendoza, E Prof Zino Eng170W RE: President Obama Upon first glance, President Obama looks stressed, or even pensive. After staring at the photo for a few minutes, I started to think of all other possible emotions expressed, some of which include perhaps Obama had a headache, or was simply trying to scratch his forehead. Certainly […]