Graff paints reading as an insufferable and tedious chore that must be endured and the way that one is able to complete such a task is through theoretical analysis of the text. However, some students have a passion for reading that can drive them to spend time studying and interpreting a text. This would lead to more original ideas than interpretations that are influenced by what other critics say about a text or by the reader being told how to read a text. Graff does not believe in Bloom’s idea of “just reading”: “As readers, we are necessarily concerned with both the questions posed by the text and the questions we bring to it from our own differing interests and cultural backgrounds” (46-47). While Graff views this as an unavoidable contamination of “pure” reading, I believe this can also be viewed as a unique perspective that could be lost by an introduction to literary theory.
Instead of failing to retain the intent and content of the material, they even can remember details of stories more vividly when truly examining literature rather than reading it once for entertainment (or chore). Lenses help readers to focus in on literature in more specific ways, in turn, readers understand
This is why it is important for readers to explore a balance of objectively and subjectively written texts when learning about a topic. This will not only give the reader a broader intelligence on the topic, but also different perspectives on the
The tone, evidence, and rhetorical mode of narration presented in the article support the author’s main argument that students who read less are more likely to interpret the words they hear incorrectly. Reading is linked with writing, and people that read often tend to be more proficient writers. Courter’s use of real life scenarios showcase how this issue extends to more than an essay and how it widens to real life.
Freire expressed that ‘Critical thinking contrasts with naive thinking’ when he refers to its role in dialogue, communication and true education. (2011, p. 92). The world young people live in today is abundant with information through an over-whelming amount of communication and media. How can teachers help them think critically about this information and in
Memory affects the reading of literature because it helps you make connections and will assist in recognize patterns in the novel. Patterns, in turn, can reveal hidden meanings and truths in the text, for instance, if something is mentioned repeatedly through out the novel, that's a large clue that it is of extreme importance to completely comprehending the piece of literature. Symbols reveal to you what text
It functions implicitly or explicitly as a theory of fiction, usually in a self-conscious way. Therefore, it “enacts or performs what it wishes to say about narrative while itself being a narrative” (Currie
3.1. The First Trope: The Intertextual Literary journalists share an intensified awareness of and strategic focus on and significance of intertextuality. There is a common consensus among them that a meaningful world can always be projected not through a process of mythos-making but rather through the operation of various versions of the same story in a certain text or the interaction of the text itself with other texts within it. Intertextuality has particularly permeated the theoretical framework of literary journalism. Julia Kristeva, Mikhail Bakhtin and Roland Barthes are among the major critics who seek to give a thorough definition of the term, “intertextuality.” According to Kristeva, “Any text is constructed as a mosaic of quotations; any text is the absorption and transformation of another.
Literature offers valid insight into the political scene because it serves as a mirror that reflects political events and expressions in a more apprehensible and realistic manner. In addition to that, it offers us solutions by allowing us to visualize alternate realities and pushing us further towards formulating a critical attitude concerning our surroundings. Literary texts may not offer us clear solutions to the political perplexities of today’s world, but they do offer us the critical outlook that permits us to attain these solutions. Diary of a Country Prosecutor offers very concrete critique through the use of devices such as form, voice, dialogue, tone and character representation. However, it does not propose any sense of hope, as it is very dispirited and focuses mainly on criticizing the condition that Egypt’s peasants suffer from, without suggesting any form of
Aside from the main point which is that is dismantles the cult of the individual, from a critique point of view, the death of the author also completely expands the limits and possibilities of literary criticism. Certain constraints are usually enforced when the author is present because his/her background and beliefs are thus taken into consideration when one is critiquing and analysing the work at hand. This is counter-productive because this can often lead to the reader choosing to believe the meaning of the text as laid out by the author-figure and therefore disregard his/her own opinion and interpretation of the piece of prose. By removing the revered attitude towards the all-knowing, all-powerful author, and instead reducing the figure to a mere tool by which language expresses itself, one is able to further examine the text at hand and delve further into its latent content. It also expands the possibilities for