Seventh, Marxist Lens looks at who has the power and who has the money, and the result of this conflict. The lens is based on the economic and cultural theory of Karl Marx, the founder of Socialism and The Communist Manifesto. It looks more in depth at class struggles and the rich versus the poor. For example, the lords in Macbeth have all the power and money, and the porter does not. The drama states,” Scene 4. The palace. Banquet prepared. En...
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...ero image. He kills innocent people just for his own gain and becomes a traitor of his kingdom.
In the end, Macbeth by William Shakespeare can be looked through by many different lenses. The lenses of Reader Response, Historical/ Biographical, Cultural Poetics, Formalist, Structuralist, Psychological, Marxist, Feminist/ Gender, Trauma, and Deconstructive can be used to help understand the piece of literature a higher level. The narrative explores the ideas of oppression and feminism all while creating an interesting plot line to use the lenses on to understand. Although the term “literary lenses” is relatively new, they help to cast aside discrimination or bring it to light for a higher appreciation of literature. So what are literary lenses? They help to show multiple angles of a piece of literature in order to derive themes, settings, and understanding of the work.
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