March 26, 2007

So what do you think?

Wright, ''The New Psychoanalysis and Literary Criticism'' -- Jerz EL312 (Literary Criticism)

"People are hostile to psychoanalytic theory because they alreayd have theories on how families work and have learned to rely on the quotation use of such terms as father, mother and child" (399).

The passage above is when Wright stepped out of her essay and stated a simple, realistic fact. This is one of the few times in her essay that I felt she was not throwing around text from other stories and using other examples to back up her claims.

I finally was able to understand her argument when she changed her tone in the essay and no longer spoke like a critic, but rather a real person. Her claim is great, yes it is useful to look deeper in the text and try to see patterns which lie hidden underneath the text.

Posted by GinaBurgese at March 26, 2007 2:02 AM | TrackBack
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You always pick out the really direct quotes, Gina and I love that. You cut through the B.S. and get the important stuff out of it. I actually got something out of the dragged out examples. I guess just as we have certain speaking patterns, so do writers and we have to listen and read carefully to find them.

Posted by: Erin at March 28, 2007 2:10 PM
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