Jessica Christy Klayton Kendall English 121 7 September 2015 A Better Understanding In the essay ‘Disliking Books” Gerald Graff claims that he has an “advantage teaching literature”. That advantage is attributed to the fact he felt animosity and fear towards books growing up. He didn’t understand what he was to say about these books that never related to him. Or why he was supposed to say these things. Understanding the confusion about these things and knowing that there is more than one way to get to the goal, loving and understanding literature, is the true reason that Graff has an advantage as a literature teacher.
The opposing viewers believe New Criticism, a technique that looks at how literary techniques while analyzing a story, is the better was to approach a storyline. While both techniques do try to find a deeper meaning of a book are valid and acceptable, looking at the history behind a book gives details and context that New Criticism can not. This view of the of Heart of Darkness in relation to the mind of Conrad allows us to see the true purpose of this expansively progressive book, giving readers a look into imperialism at its core. Not only does Conrad’s own history affect his writing, but it is also a major building block and base of the creation of Heart of Darkness. Conrad and his expression through his characters bring the view that Imperialism and the civilized world have their own heart of darkness into the
This section of the novel was powerful because it connected all of literature’s history. Instead of viewing literature as a mass collection of novels, it can now be viewed as one story. By viewing literature as one story “you begin to pick up on some of these other elements, these parallels and analogies, however, you’ll find your understanding of the novel deepens and becomes more meaningful, more complex” (Foster 31). Consequentially, literary works are based on other literary works which solidify their eternal connection. Reading a novel about novels is a hidden pleasure that many people, especially within the English community, indulge in.
In college, we start to understand that this knowledge is not enough as to write flawlessly, you need to know more than just the structure of the essay and the ways to use resources in your writing. In this article, we are going to discuss essay writing habits that we acquire in school but that have nothing in common with high-quality writing. Moreover, we will give you several recommendations on how to turn these ineffective habits into the effective ones. Never paying attention to the subject of the essay
It’s a blow to his ego, but he’s in. It’s in this program that Villanueva encounters rhetoric. Rhetoric brings a new perspective to Villanueva’s struggles. He discovers that writing about what he took away from a reading was more important than what someone else wanted him to glean from it. He states, “What I would do is read and enjoy, when it was time to write, what I would write would be an explanation of what I had enjoyed.” It is this style of writing that Villanueva now brings to his students as a Professor of
Those critical approaches are Reader-Response Criticism and Psychological (psychoanalytic) criticism. Reader-Response Criticism is as important as the author is since; readers are active participants in literary works and has his or her own opinion, understanding and image of the work read. Even though the interpretation may look similar from one person to another, nonetheless, there will always be a slight difference in how it is perceived. According to Barnet, Burto, and Cain (2011), readers are to give a response that cannot be compared to the real life. “At one extreme are those who say that our response to a work of literature should be purely aesthetic- a response to a work of art-and not the response we would have to something comparable in real life” (p. 1745).
The reason why students should read more challenging novels are because they learn new things, and they could also learn how to act in a certain situation based on the type of challenging story they read. Many people also feel that this book is irrelevant to student’s lives. However, kids should learn what life would be like for kids at their age in a different time period. Like what was stated before, in a history class, when we learn about the history, we learn about the straight facts, not as much of the personal lives of people living in that time. Since the novel is showing the personal recollections of one boy in the time period, students can identify the similarities between the two lessons.
In Fahrenheit critical thinking and literature is so bad you are thrown in jail and considered an outsider for doing these things. These reasons show that the importance of literature and critical thinking is worth standing for and that we must strive to keep reading and thinking critically or become the dystopian world of Fahrenheit 451. Literature is important to find new points of view while critical thinking helps build your own view with the help of other views. When someone reads they get the point of view of an author on a certain topic. From this the reader can
Then, in college, “his studies there introduced him to the poetry of avant-garde writers, such as Gertrude Stein and Ezra Pound,” (Chin). After that, Cummings became inspired by their movement, he decided to be a professional poet and painter. E.E. Cummings was typically known for his style. For almost all of his career, he published his own art until “in the 1940s and '50s, with a burgeoning counterculture, that his style of writing came to be more favored by the masses and he gave live readings before full houses,” (E.E.
Books can create portals to different life experiences and encourage reading. A few schools and libraries have challenged the educational value of some books, however, therefore leading them to eventually be prohibited in a particular place. Each reason may be different depending on the book and the location of the exclusions. Books are icons of literature and their value should outshine the occasionally offensive topic. Be that as it may, there are multiple reasons why books should be taught and included in a curriculum.