LIT200 Week 4 Discussion Board.pdf - Prompt:​ Using...

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Prompt:Using Reaching Guantánamo by Solmaz Sharif, Halloween in the Anthropocene, 2015by Craig Santos Perez, or another previously read work (such as the work you selected in theModule One discussion), address the following:Share connections you see between cultural studies or New Historicism and the chosenwork. For example, you might respond like this: “The topic of ‘Reaching Guantánamo’relates well to this theory because...”Justify your choice of theory. Why do you think this theory relates to the literary workchosen? What are the advantages or disadvantages to using the other theory?Then, explain why you chose this particular theory. What are the advantages of choosingthis theory?Initial Post:New Historicism and Cultural Studies are two theories covered this week that feel like areheading in a good direction in terms of analyzing literature and other elements around us in ourlives. Previous theories (i.e. formalism or structuralism) provided great foundations, butcompared to later theories we have covered are very restrictive. Finding literature to not be soblack and white, I think considering the time period that a text was written and the cultures in theworld are important when analyzing and finding more extensive meanings within a text. Thisweek, I’m going to look at applying New Historicism to the novel,To Kill a MockingbirdbyHarper Lee. New Historicism focuses on the historical context surrounding a piece of work, andapplying this theory to a text such asTo Kill a Mockingbirdis important, as knowing the historyof the time in which the plot takes place allows readers to better understand and acknowledge the

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