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The Gertrude/Madonna Complex

Gertrude (Hamlet’s mother) and Madonna (the pop singer, not Jesus’s mother) would be best friends – if one weren’t actually fictitious. Some of you might laugh, scoff, or “sheesh” at this notion, but I say “hmph” in response, and here’s why: They’re both adaptable, calculating, and powerful. 1,579 more words

Criticizing criticism?

When reading any text it is amazing how many interpretations it can have. People of different classes, ages, sexes, perspectives, etc. each bring their own selves to a text. 261 more words

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Theoretical Approaches to Literature

New Criticism and New Historicism

This week’s reading is on Theoretical Approaches to Literature. Mario Klarer’s An Introduction to Literary Studies discuss several approaches, which vary from historical application to the examination of style to purely text-based analysis. 337 more words

Literary Essay: Digging


My father and I didn’t have much in common (he’s country, I’m city), but he’s inside me: his wacky sense of humor; his ironclad stubbornness; his accepting nature; the angles of his smiles; and even the idealism in his eyes. 1,161 more words

Traditional Academic Argument Essay: The New Dress

The New Dress

Class stratification exists – and defines us. Sadly, oppression is part of this definition. People who grow up in impoverished environments are often left with feelings of inadequacies and self-loathing. 1,132 more words

Theoretical Approaches

Theoretical Approaches to “What Lips My Lips Have Kissed”

For my blog post I thought it would be interesting to analyze “What Lips My Lips Have Kissed” (by Edna St. 762 more words

The Importance of Being Who?

I love this play so so much. You have these people who live a lives of responsibility, obligation, and must live up to certain standards and as an escape from that world, so they create an alter ego of sorts. 317 more words

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