Ecocriticism is one of the significant theories in literature which helps to understand the relationship between literature and physical environment. The interpretation of ecocriticism or environmental criticism takes different shape in American literature and British literature. In the name of ‘ecocriticism’ American literature celebrates nature whereas British Literature on the other used the term ‘green studies’ to focuses on the threats and dangers of nature. Anthropocentricism is the philosophical view of nature from human-centered by rejecting
The two ethical theories that I truly understood and agreed with were Ethical Relativism and Egoism/Egotism. Ethical Relativism refers to cultural differences throughout the world regarding values. For example, in one culture society forces females to be covered from head to toe, while another culture may not have those same expectation from females. The other ethical theory that I understood is the difference between Egoism and Egotism. Egoism is the belief that motivation for people 's actions are carried out in self-interest, while Egotism means excessive conceit or self-absorption and selfishness.
The way Taylor used metaphors, off rhyme, rhetorical questions, and iambic pentameter helped the reader understand the theme of the poem. In the poem, “From Preface to God’s Determination”, by Edward Taylor, Taylor wants to tell his thoughts on the creation of earth. God gets compared by multiple things to help produce an image for the readers. Taylor’s poem can persuade other people into believing the same thing he did. God created the world with nothing and made it into something
The conditions modernism imposed on British culture and society at the turn of the 20th century spurred a literary response to the evolving world writers found themselves. As poets reacted differently to the changing world around them, the form and content of poetry produced by modernist writers varied. For example, high modernists engaged with social questions produced by modernity in a philosophical way, while offering the reader cognizant interpretations of the world around them. This is precisely what high modernist author T.S. Eliot does with his 1911 poem “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock”.
I found it interesting how his use of metaphysical conceit and elaborate metaphorical connections could produce a poem easy to analyze by any reader. Not to mention, it does well in teaching modern audiences the level of intimacy puritans had towards god and how important it was to receive God's grace. Additionally, Taylor does a good job of showing his desperation for God's guidance, and his willingness to give God control of his life to produce a closer relationship with
Williams leaves the modernist touch on this poem simply because it’s coming from the mind of the character and his view on the situation. This poem ended up becoming one of his other most famous poems as he once again uses modernism in
Walker imposes terms for the suffering of slaves into the work of an upper class white British woman. The strange juxtaposition of these two realities help readers internalize what it might of been like for slaves. Comparing Walker’s use of Woolf as opposed to all the other cited works helps explain the reasoning behind it. The works of Toomer, Okot p’Bitek and her own personal poem are all devices to convey her argument, yet they go untouched. Only commenting on the piece before or after, Walker, makes a conscious choice.
After World War I, modernist writers caught a glimpse of the world around them and thought: “It’s all different now.” They noticed that whole nations were wounded. Men returning from war were trying to find their place in the world. Feminism was on the rise, women were earning wages, which took everyone by surprise, including Eliot as reflected in “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock”. The themes changed. The way poetry was perceived changed.
A Modern View of Feminist Criticism William Shakespeare 's "Othello” can be analyzed from a feminist perspective.This criticism focuses on relationships between genders, like the patterns of thoughts, behavior, values, enfranchisement, and power in relations between and within sexes. A feminist examination of the play enables us to judge the distinctive social esteems and status of women and proposes that the male-female power connections that become an integral factor in scenes of Othello impact its comprehension. I believe that the critical lens that provides modern society with the most compelling view of literature is Feminist Criticism because it analyzes distrust and disloyalty among relationships, women being treated as possessions
Alfred Prufrock” by T.S Eliot, the audience is introduced to an extremely lonely man who has a hard time with making decisions in fear of failure. There are literary and modernistic devices such as imagery, similes, allusions and stream of consciousness used to express the themes of this poem. From the title and the beginning of this poem the audience is lead to believe that this poem is a love story, however, early on there is a change in the topic and the poem focuses on death from that point forward. The message that is being conveyed in this poem is not to waste your time in life. This message is very clear because Prufrock is a perfect example as he wasted a lot of his time by not truly living to his full