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Beloved: Critique with New Historicism

- Beloved is a Pulitzer Prize winning novel written by Toni Morrison and published in 1987. The story follows Sethe as she attempts to make peace with her present (for her, post Civil War America) and her past as a former slave and the atrocities she suffered at the hands of the "benevolent" Gardner family. Information given to the readers from different perspectives, multiple characters, and various time periods allows her audience to piece together the history of the family, their lives, as well as provide insight into slavery and the aftermath as a whole....   [tags: literary analysis, Toni Morris]

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A Critical Note on New Historicism

- ... The great critical landmarks of this period are William Wordsworth’s Preface to Lyrical Ballads (1800) and his friend Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s Biographia Literaria (1817). Moreover, Defence of Poetry by P. B. Shelley is also a spectacular achievement in the field of literary criticism. Victorian Criticism: Romantic critical thought has also some drawbacks due to which it could not sustain very long. It shows utter disregard to the prescribed norms and principles, and the same has resulted in certain trivialities....   [tags: history of literay criticism and theory]

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New Historicism Criticism of Poem 1732 by Emily Dickinson

- New Historicism Criticism of Poem 1732 by Emily Dickinson Literature can be used to explain a period of time, and give insights as to how the general public felt, conveying true emotions and ideals instead of just textbook descriptions. Poem 1732 by Emily Dickinson is an excellent example of such. Dickinson was a female writer who lived in America and wrote during the mid to late 1800s, and her poem reflects the impact that both the Civil War and the War of 1812 had on people living through that era....   [tags: Poetry Analysis]

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Applying New Historicism to Lady Windermere’s Fan by by Oscar Wilde and Pierre Laville

- “New Historicism is a literary theory based on the idea that literature should be studied and interpreted within the context of both the history of the author and the history of the critic.” Lady Windermere’s Fan applies to the historicist view by showing The Duchess of Berwick’s power over her daughter Lady Agatha Carlisle in order to agree with what society expects during the Victorian era. Men were also considered very dominate in this era just like Lord Windermere and Lord Darlington. Wilde uses the Duchess as a vehicle to portray “the materialism that lies beneath society’s stern morality” (Eltis 92)....   [tags: submissive, victorian, gender]

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New Historicism, Feminist Criticism and Deconstruction in Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter

- Perspectives on New Historicism, Feminist Criticism and Deconstruction in Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter Introduction Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter has been a highly debatable topic of numerous critical essays, written by scholars who approach the novel from various perspectives of literary criticism. Due to the diversity of perspectives, the questions proposed by these scholars vary and hence the conclusions they arrive at by examining the same literary text may differ not only within a range, but in addition may even seem contrary to one another....   [tags: Feminism Feminist Women Criticism]

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“The Salt of the Earth”: Feminism and New Historicism in Flannery O’Connor’s “Good Country People”

- Feminism and Historicism play a major part in Flannery O’Connor’s short story, “Good Country People”, first published in 1955. The story focuses on the importance of identity and the parallels between truth and deception. In “Good Country People”, the Hopewell family, maintain a small farm in rural Georgia with the help of tenants the Freemans. The pious Mrs. Hopewell’s mottos ‘nothing is perfect’ and ‘it takes all kinds to make the world’ are manifested in her unmarried thirty-two year old daughter, Joy who later changes her name to Hulga, wears a prosthetic wooden leg because of a childhood accident....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]

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Fundamental Faults in Hegelian Historicism

- “Philosophy is the history of philosophy”-Georg Hegel. Historicism is one of the important pillars of Hegelian philosophy, which attempts to provide insight on human social activities and thought process. According to Hegel, our thoughts and activities are directly influenced, defined and can understood by their history. Despite its perceived appeal in explaining this ultimate declaration, it has been the source of philosophical debate over the years and have been criticized by some philosophers as the hindrance to progress, that has justified relatively contemporary societal disputes....   [tags: opposing philosophical schools]

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Dr. Faustus Essay: A Historicism Approach to Doctor Faustus

- A Historicism Approach to Doctor Faustus A young man studies theology his entire life and in turn receives his Doctrine in this field. One lonesome and desperate night, he decides to ignore God and fulfill his deepest desires. Hence, he conjures up a servant of Lucifer and agrees to sell his soul only if he can receive whatever or whomever he desires. This is the story of Christopher Marlowe's Doctor Faustus. Doctor Faustus is a doctor of theology that wants no limits on what he can know or see or do so he sells his soul to the devil to gain these desires....   [tags: Doctor Faustus Essays]

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New Historicist Study of Demon Lover

- This paper takes two steps to have a brief view on The Demon Lover, from New Historicist point of view. The first step, represents three methodologies which are necessary in which unlocking the text according to New Historicism. The second step develops each methodology with reference to the text of the work and depicts different views in this regard. Since New Historicists view an aesthetic work as a social production, a text's meaning resides for them in the cultural system, composed of the Demon Lover from New Historicist point of view, three area of concern should be investigated: (1) Elizabeth Bowen's life; (2) the social rules and dictates within the text; and (3) the reflection o...   [tags: American Literature]

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A New Historical Reading of Billy Budd

- New Historicism is heavily indebted to deconstruction. One of the most brilliant readings of Billy Budd along these lines is Brook Thomas's reading in Cross Examination of Law and Literature. As its name implies, New Historicism combines an analysis of literary works with whatever historical backdrop is deemed relevant or important to our understanding. The "new" in this historicism has to do, among other things, with the recognition that history (or reality) is itself a kind of construct (or fiction, if you will, in the sense of something made rather than merely stumbled upon by humanity)....   [tags: Billy Budd Essays]

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