Criticisms of Eichel’s Essay In “Interpreting ‘Sir Gawain and the Green Knight’: Translation and Manipulation of Audience Expectations,” Andrew Eichel makes a convincing argument as to how translations can affect pieces of writing. Throughout his essay, Eichel lays out a vast amount of examples as to how translations affect writing; however, there are issues with how this evidence was presented. Firstly, it is not clear what kind of audience is addressed in the essay. Eichel also presents an extremely black and white perspective on foreignization vs. domestication. Additionally, Eichel chose an unnecessarily sophisticated language for his essay and over exaggerated the way Tolkien’s translation changes the original, as well as its “obscurity.”
The fictional world is full of chaos, as people tend to prefer unstable theories to countless philosophies. Specifically, there is a literary shift from linearity and order to randomness and fragmentation. Consequently, Postmodernist writers understand that their works are subject to interpretation; however, they believe that the flexibility of understanding in texts is the basis for the development of innovative ideas in society. Moreover, Kurt Dinan writes in a nonlinear, flexible fashion by writing with a component of Mystery. Subsequently, the reader can make different predictions on what will occur throughout Don’t Get Caught, and the ability to predict and analyze uniquely is one of the principal ideals of Postmodernist literature.
In a poem it is very good to use different types of figurative language in the poem. These ideas are clearly seen in the poem”Identity” by Julio Noboa Polanco, talks about how it is good to be unique ,and yourself. Even if people dislike you or treat you with disrespect. In “Identity”Polanco uses the literary devices of simile, alliteration, and repetition. The poem that Polanco wote is about being unique and yourself is a good thing.
Archetypal criticism is also concerned with how patterns of culture, beliefs, tradition, and inborn images affects literature. It renders the idea that certain symbols represent the same ideas no matter the place or time. Writers use symbols in their works in order to strike readers’ unconscious. This kind of symbols recur often enough in literature to be recognizable as an element of one’s literary experience as a whole. Archetypal criticism also deals with symbolism of nature and the cosmos.
“The Eyes Have It” concludes with the notion that the English vocabulary once ultimately registering it, can be quite strange. Irony is used by New Criticism as a literary device to give the literature a sense of complexity and deviation. As seen in Texts and Contexts, one of the main characteristics that instills effective work in New Criticism is the ability to be complex, even when seeming simple (Lynn 55). In New Criticism, irony is used as a figure of speech where the speaker 's implication is partially said and partially not said, almost making the reading subjective. The two statements that the speaker have said, and not said are usually in contrast of eachother.
My perception of my body and matter in general is that it is in its essence divisible (Descartes,1641) This essay here will insert a reference to ‘Leibnitz’s Law’ or otherwise the relatively intuitive principle that for two things to be the same thing, they must share all the qualities of each other. Descartes does not specifically do so, but it is heavily inferred from his argument. Descartes now concludes that since minds are indivisible and bodies are, that according to the Leibnitz’s law they cannot be the same thing and hence: Conclusion: The mind is substantively different from the body and indeed matter in general. Because in this conception the mind is substantively distinct from the body it becomes plausible for us to doubt the intuitive connection between mind and body. Indeed there are many aspects of the external world that do not appear to have minds and yet appear none the less real in spite of this for example mountains, sticks or lamps, given this we can begin to rationalize that perhaps minds can exist without bodies, and we only lack the capacity to perceive them.
This usage is seen in this inner monologue which seeks to develop both Cassandra and Wolf’s journey. This type of monologue is “closely connected with the growing "psychologization" of the novel”(Struve,1109). In “Monologue Intérieur”, Gleb Struve argues its use is different than dramatic dialogue because it is used to develop the psych rather than come to a conclusion. By promoting the belief in Cassandra’s honesty, this development is both better respected and received instead of rejected as a ramble of words and emotions. Furthermore, the form of a novel becomes justified with the usage of this interior dialogue.
“Even cannibals wouldn't live in such a god-forsaken place” “Connell 1”. This is an example of foreshadowing, a type of literary device used in the short story The Most Dangerous Game by Richard Connell. Literary devices are great ways of enhancing the reader’s understanding of a story. Two devices that help you understand the story the best are imagery and similes. Imagery helps paint a mental picture for the reader, while similes compare two unlike objects using like or as.
This, however, is shown to be flawed in the text Benito Cereno, written by Herman Melville. Melville demonstrates that a character who embodies this characteristic of being distanced through his compassion, kindness, and intelligence is prone to misjudging situations and responding poorly to them, thereby disproving Bloom’s claim. Bloom insists that in order to be a good person, then they should adopt the characteristics of being compassionate and kind as well as intelligent. Captain Delano has all of these attributes in the way Bloom has defined them. These terms have many meanings and Bloom defined each of them uniquely to fit his argument.
Having an open mind is another characteristic people turn to when contemplating what an ideal person is. It shows that one is open to new ideas, suggestions and can see the opposing side of an argument. Appreciation is given to those with this trait because it is easier to reach agreements on important matters by both sides of the argument compromising. Machiavelli, on the other hand, prefers to be in control and tells people this in The Prince. Once again, he has a pessimistic outlook on what the optimal person is.