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    Literary Theories on Marxism

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    film Born Into Brothels showcase the literary theories on Marxism, Post-colonial criticism, and feminism. The paragraphs show how people struggle in their own societies in different aspects, politically and socially. Because all three pieces show struggle in all texts, the unifying theme is how people react and overcome the struggles that they face. ANALYTIC PARAGRAPH # 1: ZOMBIE BY THE CRANBERRIES The song Zombie by Irish band The Cranberries expresses the theory of post-colonial criticism as it explicitly

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    significance in relation to social problems is extremely difficult. There are three theories that have been very significant in re-defining the term “race” throughout their composition. This essay attempts to define the current North American concept of “race” among the African American culture and other racial notions that have been created throughout the configuration of the Post-Modernist, Feminist and Post-Colonial theories. Post-Modernism is a complicated term, one that has only emerged as an area

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    Welcome To The World of Literary Theory Literary theory. Just the name sounds boring, ancient, and predictable. The concept may make you cringe or even hide behind an education filled with far less intimidating subject matter. As a student you picture some tenured teacher attempting to enlighten you with his or her knowledge of authors who have been long gone or nearly there. You think of endless hours slaving over an anthology of stories you have already read. You do not understand how all

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    One of my favorite stories about the days of literary High Theory is told by the feminist critic Sandra Gilbert. In the late '80s, Gilbert was interviewing a candidate for a job in Princeton University's English department. "What would your dream course be?" she asked. "My dream course," the candidate responded, "would be theory and nontheory." "What's nontheory?" asked a committee member. "You know," the candidate replied. "Poems, stories, plays."...Elaine Showwalter, Professor Emeritus, Princeton

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    “Beginning Theory: An Introduction to Literary and Cultural Theory” by Peter Barry is a book that presents literary and cultural theory in a systematic, simple and coherent way. The book provides clear explanations and demonstrations of 12 important critical and cultural theories, the main ones include: Structuralism, Post Structuralism, Post Modernism, Psychoanalytic Criticism, Feminism, Lesbian/gay criticism, Marxist criticism, New historicism, Postcolonial Criticism, Stylistics, Narratology and

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    is placed on the “exegesis, interpretation, and evaluation, [of literature]” otherwise called literary criticism and/or theory (Groden , Kreiswirth and Szeman). The boundaries between the two, criticism and theory, blur according to Groden et al, however the boundary between their approaches is much more distinguishable. New Criticism and Marxist theory are examples of two different approaches to literary criticism. Both approaches share the same objective, in that they look to better understand literature

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    The Impact of Literary Composition

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    ideas” of literary theory outlined in “Beginning Theory: An Introduction to Literary and Cultural Theory” by Peter Barry. Orwell’s literary piece is heavily influenced by allusions to imperialism, historical events, and the impact his time in the army had on his writing. “Shooting an Elephant” serves as a direction correlation to the tenants of literary theory due to the impact Orwell’s surroundings and his personal life had on his writing. According to Barry, “the meanings within a literary work are

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    Charlotte's Web, by E.B. White and E. White

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    applying multiple theories to this particular text for it being a children’s/young reader’s genre. I will take a look at three literary theories, New Historicism, Deconstruction and Reception/Reader response and how we can apply them to the story. I am really in shock of the different levels I keep seeing being brought forward after my studies. I would like to read it again in its entirety after this class and really formulate a more diverse understanding in applying more theories. I do know that

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    Reception and Reader-Response Theory is critical theory that started in 1960 to early 1980s. The Reader-Response Theory is the main theory and Reception theory is an added version of the primary theory. Reader- Response Theory is the reaction against the formal or what was assumed to be the normal approach to understanding text. Reception literary theory is provoked on the reader’s reception of the text. Through the Reception Theory the reader can interpret the reading based on their cultural, life

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    literature review dissects the critical literary discourse that has been published for both James Baldwin’s Giovanni’s Room and Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man. Deconstructing what has and is being theorized by literary theorists and incorporating it with the aforementioned theme, permits readers to be familiar with the content that will be mentioned later on. The methodology is a supporting sector of the literature review. The methodology applies the theory of Jacques Lacan’s “Mirror Stage”, which

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