January 26, 2005

Reading Between the Lines

What i enjoyed the most in these couple of sections that we read including Foster's work, was the fact that he was analyzing the text or texts in a more deeper level. It was as if tying to read a book did not just include getting into the story or familiarizing with a particular character, but that there is reallly a sort of hidden code in all literature and its up to the reader to find that code and analyze and think far beyond you know general reading comprehension.

I liked his chapter on Vampires, and how sometimes a story that involves monsters and ghost travels behind a different set of ideals and meanings. That Dracula wasn't just about this evil creature that killes and fed of humans but that it was a symbol to describe even society's evils.

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I'm glad you found it enjoyable that Foster is introducing you to analyzing texts at a deeper level. But there isn't a single code that leads to a single answer -- different people will use different approaches at different times in history, and the "same" work of literature can "mean" different things.

The link that you created pointed to the main URL of the course website... but trackbacks only work if you include the URL of a specific entry. Try again, and this time include a link to http://blogs.setonhill.edu/DennisJerz/EL150/2005/006582.php

Also, I noticed that Jweb doesn't seem to have an e-mail address for you. Your professors will often want to get in touch with you, or send an e-mail out to the whole class. If your e-mail isn't in Jweb, then you won't get messages sent to the whole class.

Posted by: Dennis G. Jerz at January 26, 2005 1:35 PM

I also enjoyed the chapter on vampires, it may have been my favorite out of the 3. I think there is so much that vampires can symbolize because of the fact that they are neither dead nor alive and because of the evil nature they have.

Posted by: Kristen at January 27, 2005 3:33 PM
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