February 27, 2007

Feelings are Overrated

Donovan, ''Beyond the Net: Feminist Criticism as a Moral Criticism'' -- Jerz EL312 (Literary Criticism)

"All moral criticism of literature is based on the assumption that literature affects us, that it changes our attitudes and our behavior; in other words it assumes that literature can precipitate action, harmful or otherwise, in the 'real' world." (230)

Donovan had a good argument and I agreed with her essay. Morals create feelings but what if someone lost their sense of emotion and became numb to the world? Would that piece of literature still be considered moral criticism? I'm should that I felt more sympathetic towards Jane in "The Yellow Wallpaper" than a man would have when he read the same piece of work. So who's to say?

Posted by GinaBurgese at February 27, 2007 1:15 AM | TrackBack
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