Post-structuralism Essays

  • Post Structuralism In Architecture

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    1. Post-structuralism Post-structuralism is a breakaway from structuralism. Structuralism is the philosophy of systems, in a hierarchy that is viewed as a natural order of things. Post-structuralism values the individual thought and the subtext of the context, that is constant, never-ending and ‘coming and going’. To understand post-structuralism, one must understand structuralism. Structuralism values the binary system that defines what is the ‘truth’ and what is considered ‘false’. In Foucault’s

  • Post Structuralism In International Relations

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    examined Post Structuralism within the context of International Relations, despite the fact that, post structuralism actually give a number of general and constructive puzzle which can be administer in other to approach the study of international politics in a different directions. The paper structured as follows; Introduction, which covered pre-amble and general insight of post structuralism, the emergence of post structuralism which highlighted the development and assertion of structuralism and post

  • Intertextuality In Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart

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    In the 1960s structuralism, which was based on Ferdinand Saussure’s semiology theory, triggered a re-evaluation of the nature of literary works. Saussure established the relational nature of meaning and texts by emphasizing the systematic features of language. Later Mikhail Bakhtin proposed that meaning arose from context, and suggested that the meaning of a text changed over time because of a social aspect in literary works. (See Allen) By combining Saussure’s and Bakhtin’s ideas, Kristeva was the

  • Realism, Constructivism And Post-Structuralism

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    4.0 An Explanation of Realism, Liberalism, Constructivism and Post-Structuralism. 4.1 Realism Realism or political realism prioritizes national interests and security concerns in addition to moral ideology and social reconstruction. The term is often associated with political power. The term is often associated with political power. Realism believes that the state is the main actor of the most important in determining the direction of a country. This means there is no term mentioned as an International

  • Kazakh Culture Reflection

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    Critical Reflection The first semester of Nazarbayev University Foundation Year Program was full of numerous advantageous and educational assessments which were challenging and interesting to perform. From all of the completed tasks in it, the research essay, which was assigned at Humanities and Social Sciences, would be the most relevant to write the critical reflection on. The reason why the choice felt on this particular topic is because, personally for me, it was the most demanding and thought

  • Post Structuralism In The Truman Show

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    Post–structuralism as Storey (2012) suggests it rejects the possibility of a basic structure where the meaning can be secure and ensured. Meaning is always being generated and when people perceive meaning as content it is only a momentary stop, which continue to flow, and produces more meanings (Storey, 2012). Michel Foucault is one of the post-structuralism that this paper will make reference to. This essay is a detailed analysis of the film “The Truman Show” (1998) directed by Peter Weir using

  • Structuralism In William Wordsworth's I Wandered Lonely As A Cloud

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    Structuralism also references the idea that language is arbitrary and can be interpreted in different ways by individual people, meaning certain words can take on different meanings. The idea of the signified and the signifier is important when discussing the textual changes between the original and revised versions of “I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud” (it is unexpected Wordsworth would revise his texts as he was at the forefront of the idea that “poetry is the spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings”

  • All About Eve Analysis

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    The iconic presence of Bette Davis as Margo Channing in “All About Eve” is a clear example of Sontag’s vision of “camp” as that which is focused on style, glamor and extravagance. Not only was Bette Davis a great stylist ‘of temperament and mannerism’, her exaggerated gestures and larger-than-life individual style made her artistically “camp” (Sontag, 56). It is important to note, however, that Bette Davis was a true “camp” icon because she was ‘not intending to be campy’ (Sontag, 58). In fact, it

  • Capitalism In John Steinbeck's Of Mice And Men

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    The political commentary Of Mice and Men, written by the prominent American communist author Steinbeck in 1937, is used to allegorize his views on a capitalist society. Steinbeck’s work follows the protagonists George and Lennie on their challenging journey to make a living and achieve the “American dream” near the town of Soledad. The society Steinbeck has portrayed in his work expresses the futile nature of living in the Great Depression and the reoccurring hardships many characters, including

  • Intertextuality In English Literature

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    The term 'intertextuality' is now often used to describe the complex relationships that exist between works of literature. Originally, though, it was intended to mean much more. The basic tenets of this theory were first elaborated in Northrop Frye’s Anatomy of Criticism which “subsumes the work of major authors with that of minor figures in a multiple positional typology based on relation and difference” Literary theorist Julia Kristeva believed that there is a cohesive force in literature that

  • Waggish Coquetry Language Analysis

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    case, speakers of languages with very few words for colours would not be able to perceive different colours (Holmes 2008:336-337). However, it is vital to point out that two forms of the theory exist: the strong one that argues that language determines how we interpret the world and the weak one that argues that language is only one factor in how we construct the world (Pauwels 1998:83). According to Holmes (2008:350), most sociolinguists believe that language to some extent affects our world-view

  • Binary Opposition In Glaspell's Trifles

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    Binary opposition is a key concept in structuralism, a theory of sociology, anthropology, and linguistics that states that all elements of human culture can only be understood in relation to one another and how they function within a larger system or the overall environment”, or more simply put

  • Examples Of Irony In Short Story

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    The irony, a technique where the author creates a difference between what appears to be said and what is real. A media example of irony is Monsters Inc. The irony being the monsters are frightened of the children, when in fact, children are terrified of monsters. The three short stories that illustrate irony are, “The Possibility of Evil,” “The Lottery” and “The Skating Party.” The first being, “The Possibility of Evil” which familiarizes the reader on protective and curious traits. Next to being

  • Morality In Elizabeth Inchbald's Mansfield Park

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    imposed by social norms. (Butler 1975, 28) Mansfield Park is a play that contains a play; the novel itself is a drama within the larger drama played out on the stage of human affairs. Acting of Elizabeth Inchbald’s Lovers’ Vows is a moral and ethical matter, a matter of serious social consequence: by reading aloud something written and published by someone else, people may say to one another, and in public, what social convention would not permit them to say in ordinary circumstances unless they

  • Structuralism: A Feminist Analysis

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    Structuralism originated in opposition to phenomenology: instead of describing experience, the goal was to identify the underlying structures that make it possible. In place of the phenomenological description of consciousness, structuralism sought to analyse structures that operate unconsciously. Structuralists were a group of primarily French thinkers who, in the 1950s and 1960s were influenced by Ferdinand de Saussure’s theory of language and applied concepts from structural linguistics. Structuralism

  • The Role Of Romanticism In The Daffodils By William Wordsworth

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    William Wordsworth is considered as the real pioneer of romanticism all over the world so he published a lot of romantic poems which reflect the beauty of nature to all readers. He had established effective relation with Samuel Coleridge for emphasizing the romantic context of poetry in the 19th century. They both revolted against the norms of classical movement which dominated Europe until the end of the 18th century. Romantic poets adopted a new approach of poetry writing as they avoided the poetic

  • Difference Between Structuralism And Semiotics

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    Structuralism and Semiotics Structuralism & semiotics, the general study of signs which developed from the structuralist program, have a complex theory of the way signs work but, in essence, we may say that the categories of meaning (words) are comprised in a system of binary oppositions: white & black, body & mind, the sacred & the profane, individual & collectivity. We are engaged, then, in the study of signs & sign systems. Structuralism analyzes society & elements of society via binary oppositions

  • Essay On Semiotic And Phenomenology

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    as a ‘production of ideologies’ (Shepherd and Wallis, 2004, p.237) and signs are able to express the presence of embedded meaning. Phenomenology deals with the conditions of formation, ‘offering the means to resist the anti-theatricality of post structuralism’ (Shepherd and Wallis, 2004, p.237). In general, semiotics and phenomenology are considered as “tools” or “dramaturgical strategies” for performance-makers due to the pedagogically framed way. However, in my light view, performance-makers tend

  • A Flight Of Pigeons Analysis

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    Ruskin Bond writes mainly from his experiences, however in the novella A Flight of Pigeons, his critical as well as creative circumferences of mind move away to the pre partition era of India. With the melange of creative and critical, this work becomes a brilliant example of the way in which binaries can be converted to harmonious symbiotic entities. Various emotional, political and social dichotomies have become the hallmark of conventional colonizer-colonized relationship and have been theorized

  • Ode On Melancholy Analysis

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    “Dejection: an Ode” and “Ode on Melancholy” are two of the most popular literary pieces of the romantic period in English literature. “Dejection: an Ode” by Samuel Taylor Coleridge was published in 1982 where the mood of the speaker changes by noticing a wonderful evening view which results in his suffering for the loss of his joy, imagination of various forms of devastation and concluding with the wish of gladness for a woman(Ogden 83,86) On the other hand, “Ode on Melancholy” was written by John