• Week 5 - Discussion 1
Distinguish Critical Approaches
Prepare: Prior to completing this discussion, read the Critical Literary Theories handout.
Reflect: In the Critical Literary Theories handout, four different kinds of critical approaches are presented. Consider which of the four theories you find most interesting as a means for understanding literature.
Write: Your initial post should be at least 200 words in length. The minimum word count does not include references. Choose two of those critical approaches and address the points below.
• Describe each critical approach in detail.
• Compare and/or contrast the two critical approaches. How are they different and similar?
• Determine which critical approach you find most useful for examining the conflicts and meaning in literature.
• Explain why you chose this particular approach as the most useful. Why does it appeal to you?
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