Many times, one of the most significant aspects of reader participation in the reading process is how the reader is affected by the potential for future disc...
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...rself but also what information she has been offered about the text.
The Reader-Response critical school works with different perspectives and many types of readers, but the most significant aspect of the school is that it acknowledges the integral part a reader plays within the reading process. A reader will always construct the text she reads, whether consciously or not, because of the subjective nature of interpretation. A reader is never a cold, detached person – she is always connected to the world around her, as well as to emotions and perceptions within her. Therefore, the reading process is always affected by personal thoughts, experiences, and biases at any given time of reading. The interactions between the reader and the work that then follow, are essential to the understanding of the text, as subjectivity is an apparent, valid aspect of textual analysis.
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