"Literary Criticism" Essays and Research Papers

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Literary criticism is defined as the attempt to explain a literary work through theory. Similar in the short story “A Question of Dowry” written by Siew Yue Killingly, there few theories that can be used to analysis the story. The most prominent literary criticism that can be used to explain the short story is feminism criticism and reader response. Feminism is can be defined as gender inequalities and strives for equal rights for woman. In the Indian society the women do not have any freedom...

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Hamlet 2

character. A stated earlier, this analysis of Hamlet will focus on the women characters and will therefore use Feminist criticism. In the 1960s, for the first time since the women's vote was won, feminism again surfaced as an important political force in the Western world (Moi 21). This literary criticism concern itself with stereotypical representations of genders. It is the type of criticism which may study and advocate the rights of women. This kind of study may involve the question; how do men and women...

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Sexuality In Bram Stoker's Dracula

questionable whether Dracula's readership perceived the sexuality flowing from the page. An advocate for the censorship of sexual material, Stoker himself may have been unconscious of his own novel's sexual qualities. Perhaps if he knew of the Dracula criticism written in the last thirty years, he would turn in his grave from personal horror. Since the 1970s, with its conglomerate of feminist critics reveling in the sexual revolution, Freudian psychoanalysts, and marginal sex groups, Dracula's sexuality...

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philosophoteron and spoudaioteron’27): it is in the light of what is serious (spoudaios) that philosophical debate over the nature and value of poetry retains its strongest connections with what prompted its initiation.” (De Gaynesford, Maximilian. Essays in Criticism. Jan2009, Vol. 59 Issue 1, p1-21. 21p). This is proof that poems use more of an image to keep a connection with the readers. A short story has plots and different characters. It can also be told from many points of view. Unlike poems short stories...

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Beloved: Slavery and Novel

Feminist Criticism: Thesis: * Morrison portrays an important part of Feminist criticism called patriarchy when Sethe takes a stand against the white men. "Patriarchyis the systematic social, political, cultural and economic domination of women by men" (Oppermann).  * Sethe choices as a women character show that men cannot rule the lives of women or their children.  * Beloved by Toni Morrison is a novel that contains many strongly depicted female characters and where their lives...

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My Antonia

Antonia." Comparative Literature 7.1 (1955): 43-51. JSTOR. Web. 15 Feb. 2012. Krstovic, Jelena. “Georgics by Vergil.” Classical and Medieval Literature Criticism. (2008): 200-358. Literature Criticism Online. Web. 15 Feb 2012. Witalec, Janet. “Willa Cather (1873-1947).” Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism. (2003): 110-157. Literature Criticism Online. Web. 15 Feb 2012....

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Gender Roles In Emily Dickinson's Poetry

Dickinson was not satisfied with the loss of God in her life, I believe she was fighting more to believe but could not find what she was searching for. Machor, James L. “Emily Dickinson and the Feminine Rhetoric.” Nineteenth-Century Literature Criticism, edited by Jessica Bomarito and Russel Whitaker, vol. 171, Gale, 2006. Literature Resource Center, www.nclive.org/cgi-bin/nclsm?url=http://go.galegroup.com/ps/i.do?p=LitRC&sw=w&u=nclivecrcc&v=2.1&id=GALE%7Ch1420072975&it=r&asidf22e06ff192090352f1cfb7f082eaefa...

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A Room of One's Own Summary

herself to any man. She now feels free to "think of things in themselves"‹she can judge art, for instance, with greater objectivity. The narrator investigates women in Elizabethan England, puzzled why there were no women writers in that fertile literary period. She believes there is a deep connection between living conditions and creative works. She reads a history book, learns that women had few rights in the era, and finds no material about middle-class women. She imagines what would have happened...

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Robert Frost's Influence On American Poetry

Critics raved about Robert Frost in the 19th and 20th century. Additionally, there was such a sufficient amount of positive feed that it was hard to find bits of criticism. Robert Frost’s awards consist of the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry, the United States Poet Laureate, a Robert Frost Medal, the Bollingen Prize, the Congressional Gold Medal, and the American Academy of Arts and Letters Award. Frost was obviously a successful and gifted writer, however, even the best writers have their blemishes...

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A Feminist Reading of Clarissa Dalloway in Ms Dalloway

Character………………………11 7. Conclusion………………………………………………….……………….….11 8. Bibliography…………………………………………………………………….13 Bibliography: [1] Bressler, Charles. E. literary criticism An Introduction to Theory and Practice (M), Prentice-Hall, 1994 [2] Lee, Elizabeth, Feminist Theory—An Overview (P), Brown University, 1996 [3]Lodge, David (Editor),Twentieth-century Literary Critics(M),Pearson Professional Education,1972 [4] Rosenthal, Michael. Virginia Woolf(M), London: Rutledge Ltd, 1979. [5] Seidenberg, R & Decrow...

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