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Critical Theory Interpreting Text Guideline

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Critical Theory Interpreting Text Guideline

    Critical Theory: Interpreting Text Guideline

    1. Biographical / Historical

    Important Biographical Events in the Author’s Life: (List at Quotes that are Relevant to Biography / Explanation of how least 5)Quotes Reflect Biography (at least 3)

    Important Historical Events Relevant to Author (List at least 5)Events in the text that are better understood because of the

    historical context / Explanation (at least 4)

    Critical Theory: Interpreting Text Guideline

    2. Structuralism / Deconstruction

    Key Terms of Structuralism and explanation of how they What is the binary system at work in this text?apply to Text (at least 3)___________________ vs. ______________________

    Quotes that prove this: (at least 4)

    Key Terms of Deconstruction and explanation of how they Overall Explanation: How can this text be explained through apply to Text (at least 3)the use of a binary system and deconstruction? ( 1 paragraph

    w/quotes)

    Critical Theory: Interpreting Text Guideline

    3. Psychoanalytical

    Key Terms of Psychoanalysis and explanation of how they Quotes that reflect theme & explanation (at least 4):apply to Text (at least 3)

    Explanation of Id, Eg, Superego in terms of Protagonist / Overall Explanation: How can this text be explained through Antagonist:the use of psychoanalysis? ( 1 paragraph w/quotes)

    Critical Theory: Interpreting Text Guideline

    4. Mythological

    Archetypes & explanation of How they are Symbolized in the Quotes that reflect myth & explanation (at least 4):Text (at least 4):

    Explanation of Hero Cycle:Overall Explanation: How can this text be explained through

    the use of a myth? (1 paragraph w/quotes)

    Critical Theory: Interpreting Text Guideline

    5. Marxism

    Key Terms of Marxism and explanation of how they apply to Quotes that prove this: (at least 4)

    Text (at least 3)

    Political / Historical Events Relevant to the Time Period of Overall Explanation: How can this text be explained through the Text that Helps Explain Meaning (at least 3 with the use of Marxist theory? ( 1 paragraph w/quotes)explanation)

    Critical Theory: Interpreting Text Guideline

    6. Feminism

    Key Terms of Feminism and explanation of how they apply Quotes that prove this: (at least 4)

    to Text (at least 3)

    Does the main character conform to, reject, or subvert the Overall Explanation: How can this text be explained through patriarchy? How so? (1 paragraph citing specific events in the use of a Feminist theory? ( 1 paragraph w/quotes)text)

    Critical Theory: Interpreting Text Guideline

    7. Postcolonial Theory

    Key Terms of Postcolonial Theory explanation of and how Quotes that prove this: (at least 4)

    they apply to Text (at least 3)

    Does the main character conform to, reject, or subvert the Overall Explanation: How can this text be explained through stereotypes of the other? How so? How does the character the use of Postcolonial theory? ( 1 paragraph w/quotes)identify themselves in terms of culture, ethnicity, race,

    religion, etc? (1 paragraph citing specific events in text)

    Critical Theory: Interpreting Text Guideline

    8. Postmodern Theory

    Key Terms of Postmodern theory and explanation of how Quotes that prove this: (at least 4)

    they apply to Text (at least 3)

    What are the different simulacra in the text (at least 3 Overall Explanation: How can this text be explained through w/explanation; think of characters who seem voiceless in the the use of Postmodern theory? ( 1 paragraph w/quotes)text and how they would view the events of the story)

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