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February 25, 2006

Politics in Lit

Foster (11 and 13) -- Jerz: Intro to Literary Study (EL150)

"Writing that engages the realities of its world--that thinks about human problems, including those in the social and political realm, that addresses the rights of persons and the wrongs of those in power...
This is so true. When looking back through stories I have read, I think if any of them had any thing that connected with the general theme of politics, a few. However after reading the next couple pages, Foster gives an example about Rip Van Winkle. He demonstrated how it is possible to include politics and not have it pop right at you.
I think the reason people enjoy having politics included in the reading a little bit is because it shows the realities of the world that they dont often see. In the Rip Van Winkle example he wrote about the connection of politics and the changing of the hotel. This shows a change in ownership that is caused by the government and effects the surrounding citizens.
We dont often notice the little changes that occur in stories that include some spice of politics.
This chapter 13 by Foster was great because i can look back at Antony and Cleopatra and see the political side to it, as well as the other readings i have read.

Posted by Denamarie at February 25, 2006 08:51 PM

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