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. Therefore, “pure” reading could be considered reading without the knowledge of literary theory because if one is unaware of the questions and perspectives that they bring to the text, they will be more likely to have their own ideas about a
It means that the abject may be found in the text not obviously as something that takes a straightforwardly explicit form, for instance, vomit, but also as something that is incoherent, dubious and transgressive in itself. Kristeva argues that the abject strives towards “the place where meaning collapses” (2). Such an impetus designates a risk of destroying of the boundaries between the subject and the object, the personal and the social, the known and the unknown. In such a manner, the abject not only disturbs our autonomous identity, but also threatens a stable system and order in which we live. Accordingly, The Metamorphosis contains definite elements that may challenge the barriers and limits of Gregor Samsa in an effort to “eject the abject and redraw the boundaries between the human and non-human” (Creed
It is necessary for us to separate ourselves from beliefs that have been established through the usage of words, and experience directly what life has to offer. Dao is something we cannot see, and therefore we cannot follow. What we are modeling ourselves on is both blurry and vague. However, it must be noted that this confusion and blurriness, is the point, and it is precisely what we are aiming for. Language is mistaken to be weird, but it is not, language is simply being used to describe something
Faulkner's inability to accomplish this realization Slatoff finally attributes to his “disposition”, a gesture that categorically underscores out conventional notions about texts. The text looks not only toward manifest meaning, but also toward its manifested author; presences always should appear behind their denotations. But Faulkner apprehends that the meaning of the story may inhere in its play around voided centres of authority, being and signified ideas. Stories may mean without signifying, constitute selfhood without expressing it. Faulkner tells a tale not out of his unique and extreme temperament, but out of the extreme nature of
Introduction Plagiarism and proper citation are two concepts which are constantly linked to one another. This connection comes from the fact that the failure to do the latter, whether it happens accidentally or by intention, can lead to the occurence of the former. This essay will be split into two separate parts, each one describing and discussing the concept attributed to it, followed by a conclusion summarizing the two ideas and linking them. Plagiarism Plagiarism (term derived from the Latin word “plagiare” which means “to kidnap”) (Das & Panjabi, 2011) is described as the “stealing and publication” of work belonging to another author and publishing it without providing appropriate credit or attributing it as one’s own, original,
Exams, job applications, mortgage approvals, marriage consents and much more have outcomes that may or may not disturb us; however, a much more disturbing thing is not having any knowledge about them! The obscurity about outcomes gives us stress, depression, and anxiety, and that is the reason why people putt off impediment responsibilities. You have to cut it off before it starts to grow, right? That’s exactly what people think about their responsibilities. They delay what could eventually get on their nerves, make their heads hurt because of overthinking and exhaust them.
Additionally, the mechanicals misuse the English language; “If we offend, it is with our good will” (5.1.108); use exaggeration, “die die die die die” (5.1.290); and display an excessively literal approach and attempt to destroy dramatic illusion, with Bottom (as Pyramus) breaking character to explain what is occurring: “You shall see it will fall pat as I told you” (5.1.183). Ultimately, the mechanicals display that they are unsuited to this craft, and highlight their lack of grace with the English language, compared
Though hidden in the footnote, to avoid creating a tangent in the overall argument and worse falling to the counterargument that “it's just semantics,” Foster Wallace throws these pieces in as curveballs- evidence that a reader was unlikely to expect nor be prepared to process. While intentionally he intentionally trespasses’ the readers comfort zone of their own communication, he makes his article relate, if only through these footnotes, to the ways in which they’ve previously engaged with the matter. As Foster Wallace situates the reader in the moral conundrum, he draws from the them a greater awareness of self and skepticism of the multiple party’s motivations which contributes to the overall multidimensional analysis of the
The Sound and the Fury settles the question showing that even consciousness had the structure of writing. Absalom, Absalom!embodies Faulkner's view that human experience cannot be comprehended. This can be surmised from the narrators' failure to tell Sutpen's story comprehensively. Sutpen's own failure to find a metaphor to explain circumstance and master the arbitrary must also be taken into account here. Both Sutpen and his narrators exhaust the potential of explanation, and thus Absalom, Absalom!