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  • Literary Criticism Theory

    Introduction to Literary Theory

    Moralism

    Dramatic Construction

  • What is Literary Theory?

    Philosophies that formulate the general principles of

    how to interpret, analyze, and critique literature

  • What is Literary Criticism?

    The application of literary theory for the purpose of

    analyzing, interpreting, and evaluating a literary text

  • Types of Literary Theory

    Moralism

    Dramatic Constructionism

    Psychoanalytical Theory

    Marxism

    Feminism

    Post-Colonialism

    Gender and Queer Theory

    New Historicism

    Stucturalism and Semiotics

    Deconstructivism

    Formalism

    New Criticism

  • Before We Continue

    Anekantavada Principle (Jainism)

    Truth and reality are perceived differently from different

    points of view

    No single point of view is the complete truth

    How does this apply?

    No one theory is better than the other

  • Moralism360 BCPresent

  • Moralism

    Key Philosophers

    Socrates

    Plato

  • Moralism

    Socrates

    Art is only valuable if it teaches morality and ethics

    Plato

    Art that does not teach morality and ethics is harmful to

    the audience

    Injury to the audience damages society as a whole

  • Plato

    Art is imitation, and that is bad

    Problems with imitation

    Epistemological

    Imitation is removed from reality and truth

    Theological

    Artists portray the gods in inappropriate ways

    Moral and Psychological

    Art has an emotional impact on the viewer

    Undermines the stability of humankind

  • Holden and Moralism

    What moral lessons can be learned from The Catcher in

    the Rye?

    How does the novel help the reader? Harm the reader?

    How does the novel help or hurt society?

  • Dramatic

    Constructionism360 BCPresent

  • Dramatic Constructionism

    Key Philosopher

    Aristotle

  • Aristotle

    Art is imitation, and thats good

    Imitation is natural to humans from childhood

    Imitation is how children learn and we all learn

    Art can provide educational and moral insight; therefore,

    art fosters growth

    Art imitates people and human actions

    Good art produces katharsis

    Purification of the soul through emotional reactions

  • Dramatic Constructionism

    Poetry/literature/drama are productive sciences

    Necessary for the success of society

    Six Elements of Drama

    Theme

    Plot

    Character

    Language

    Rhythm

    Spectacle

    Impacts readers katharsis or satisfaction with the work

  • Holden and Dramatic

    Constructionism

    How did The Catcher and the Rye move you or elicit some

    emotional response?

    How did the Six Elements of Drama impact your

    appreciation for The Catcher in the Rye?

    How does this novel contribute to the overall success of

    society?

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