• New Historicism and Postcolonialism Counterhistories- Are alternative perspectives of an incident or era presented by voices that usually go unheard in a monolithic interpretation of history. Anecdotes such as the ones found in a personal diary can be used to reveal power structures and relationships not found in traditional histories. Subaltern-…[Read more]

  • I believe that you’re on a good start with your paper. One of the example you gave that could be developed more was the dream that Marmeladov had about himself as a little boy. I believe that this example would be a good starting point with the critical lens since after he decides to not […]

  • I believe that Enes’ first draft is motivated by a specific question. That question would be that the character’s ability to move beyond their past or do they carry it into the new situation. The paper seems to be pushing this question. Through the many example of the main character Teddy Daniels while at Shutter […]

  • seng101 commented on the blog post For Tuesday, November 15th 6 years ago

    After reading through the Marxist chapter in Bressler we can apply what AnnMarie said about how the Marxism and other lens like Feminism are in some respects related to each other or at least have the same goals of analyzing a text. Both lenses look at text as though some sort of society is governing […]

  • 1) The Reluctant Fundamentalist- Moshin Hamid: Set in the post 9/11 period the main character Changez must come to grip that he doesn’t fit in as an American. He puts aside his fundamentals in order to adopt new ones from his life in America. This can be approached through a post colonial or psychoanalytic lens. […]

  • In the 1800s women and men were expected to abide certain codes of conduct. Men were suppose to exemplify masculinity while women on the other hand were meant to be strictly feminine. In James’s The Turn of The Screw the female and male characters all follow that code of conduct. In the scene where the […]

  • Question 10 I believe that the characters are given to their identities as intrinsic and unquestioned realities. The governess is offered the opportunity to become the “motherly” figure of the household for Miles and Flora. She protects them from the dangers of the school master and even the ghost. The ghost of Peter Quinn is […]

  • In The Turn of the Screw one particular scene shows and unexpected interaction between the narrative and Mrs. Grose, that scene would be the instance that the narrative and Mrs. Grose were discussing the letter from Mile’s boarding school. This scene on page 33-34 shows how it was rather a taboo to not be able […]

  • As described by Foucault’s “Panopticism,” “disciplines are techniques for assuring the ordering of human multiplicities.”(Foucault 207) This is true in the “Heart of Darkness”. For example in the scene where Marlow is dropped off be the Swede boat captain at the first station one of the first things he encounters at the station is the […]

  • Group 2: pg 40-42 The binaries found on these pages are civil/savage and dream/consciousness. The most important binary would be the dream/consciousness. In the quote “it seems to me I am trying to telling you a dream –making a vain attempt, because no relation of a dream can convey the dream-sensation.”(42), Marlow states that his […]

  • The binary of cultured/savage in the Heart of Darkness, Joseph Conrad shows that a community that is cultured can also at some points promotes savagery. Due to colonization from Europeans the Congolese were cultured. But this culture was not for the Congolese benefit. In fact it made them more “savage”. They turned each other into […]

  • One major binary I felt was very prevalent in the story “The Spectacles” was in and outer beauty. I found it very interesting that in the beginning of the story the narrator tells the readers about his status in society and also more importantly his own facial features. The main character Napoleon even goes as […]

  • The reader oriented criticism is probably the best form of criticism to use in the story “The Man Who Was Almost a Man” by Richard Wright. I believe that the author is addressing the ideal reader in the story. Much of the language of the story is written in a relaxed manner that it makes […]

  • I feel that what Brian said about how “historical context” should not be ignored, is what helps to give the poem meaning. For me it was hard to understand what the author was trying to tell the reader. In many of the poems some references were made that I or others in the present would […]