Great Expectations (York Notes Advanced)

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We could fix this, but the egos of the gate keepers won’t let us. That is to say, we classify. "The individuality of things or of beings escapes us, unless it is materially to our advantage to perceive it. Pervitin, as the drug was called, was National Socialism in a pill... more » Most social policy is based on the assumption that people’s motives are primarily selfish. Here again it is interesting to compare The Marble Faun, where there is so much about sculptors and the relation of statues to living people that we almost expect some kind of denouement like that of The Winter's Tale.

Feminist Readings of Native American Literature: Coming to

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Denis and Ted Shawn, focusing on their pioneering role in the development of American modern dance and their radical stagings of race, class, gender, and sexuality. Critics that explain the climactic drowning of Edna Pontellier in The Awakening as a suicide generally call upon a supporting architecture of feminist and gender theory. International Journal of Lifelong Education, 19(1), 54-72; 2000. The Highway: Journal of the Workers' Educational Association 48 (Dec. 1956): 41-45.

The Theatre of the Absurd (Bloomsbury Revelations)

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Though he advises us to judge each work in the "spirit that its author writ," the only spirit which really satisfies him is the neoclassical one. And yet the problem remains that, if we are concerned to change the world rather than merely interpret it, then we must find means of transcending ideology. Literary theory refers to any principles derived from internal analysis of literary texts or from knowledge external to the text that can be applied in multiple interpretive situations.

Out of Line

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For instance, Osborne writes, [higher critical methods] become enemies of the veracity of Scripture only when imbibed with the radical skepticism of negative criticism. But man is no abstract being squatting outside the world. As their movement already had the most radical demands of women's equality, most Marxist leaders, including Clara Zetkin and Alexandra Kollontai, counterposed Marxism against feminism, rather than trying to combine them. The clearest Shakespearean example is the Duke in Measure for Measure, but Shakespeare is more addicted to the type than might appear at first glance.

The Philosophy Of William Shakespeare: Delineating In Seven

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No man who is beside himself with madness can do so. As a strategy of reading, "New Criticism" viewed the work of literature as an aesthetic object independent of historical context and as a unified whole that reflected the unified sensibility of the artist. The principles of catharsis in other fictional forms than tragedy, such as comedy or satire, were not worked out by Aristotle, and have therefore never been worked out since. Something is continually being killed by prose which the poet wants to preserve.

Socialist Realism in Vietnamese Literature: An Analysis of

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Would the general increase in self-consciousness explain the shift to theory, or would the shift be part of what is meant by the general increase in self-consciousness? Tragedy attains the same end as the epic, but in a more direct and concentrated fashion; and as such it has a claim to be recognized as the higher of the two kinds. A common mistake is to construe the signifier and the sign as the same thing. The story brings to life something from long ago that may or may not be fictional.

For the Childlike

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Therefore if we desire to furnish some introduction to a part of any work, it behooves us to furnish some knowledge of the whole of which it is a part. According to Plato’s Republic, the permissible poetry should only be used to instigate the inspirations including hymns to the Gods and praises for the good people. In ironic comedy we begin to see that art has also a lower limit in actual life. It does in fact control the economy, in liberal-democratic states.

The Erotics of Passage: Pleasure, Politics, and Form in the

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She is also (by virtue of having the same name and being played by the same actress, Bibi Andersson) a kind of a ghost, that of the cousin Isak might have, or could have, or should have, married: a figure who has appeared earlier in the film. Masks of Conquest: Literary Study and British Rule in India. The critical method of Descartes was later modified by Immanuel Kant (1724-1804), so as to admit sense-experience as a factor of rational knowledge, and afterwards by Georg Wilhelm Hegel (1770-1831) and others.

Breaking the Bonds: Marital Discord in Pennsylvania,

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In these he continues the tradition of practical criti- cism that glimmers in Longinus and floods the pages of Dryden. Even if, in many cases, it is doubtful what the reasons were for the selection of the names for God, and even if these reasons cannot be determined with our present helps, we must probably, nevertheless, not forget that the Septuagint in its translation of Genesis in 49 passages, according to Eerdman's reckoning, and still more according to Wiener's, departs from the use of the names for God from the Hebrew original.

The voyage of the Fleetwing; a narrative of love, wreck, and

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To understand the thorough and complex kind of literary history which Habib has written we should note the five goals which he explicitly says have motivated the shaping of his study. It is a great injustice to persecute homosexuality as a crime, and cruelty too.... "If [your son] is unhappy, neurotic, torn by conflicts, inhibited in his social life, analysis may bring him harmony, peace of mind, full efficiency whether he remains a homosexual or gets changed...." (reprinted in Jones, 1957, pp. 208-209, from the American Journal of Psychiatry, 1951, 107, 786).