Exercise 2-part 2

Exercise 2-part 2 - in works were extremely private and pursuing freeness the Realism was a revolt against this movement Realism tended to be

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Hae Dong Yoo Writing the Essay Prof. Parmiter November 8, 2006 Janette Winterson primarily explains for the concept of Otherness in her book Art Objects: Essays on Ecstasy and Effrontery. Winterson’s idea of otherness is that readers should not disdain a writer’s work just because the work doesn’t seem to be familiar to the readers. A writer’s work may seem to be difficult, or too complex for the reader, for the language in the work may differ from the colloquialism. However, there is a difference between the colloquial meaning and the exact meaning of a word used in an art work. What an artist should pursue, according to Winterson, is the exactness of the language. This may differ from what we normally use in our daily lives, but it will be able to show the different reality of the writer, what is different from our daily routine world. She uses the examples of Romanticism, Realism, and Modernism . Whereas Romanticism was the prayer for the Muse, where the language and the opinion
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Unformatted text preview: in works were extremely private and pursuing freeness, the Realism was a revolt against this movement. Realism tended to be social reflecting, therefore realistic and rather easy-to-read for normal audiences. However Modernism tended to be a neo-romantic, which is returning to the romanticism. The language in works again became very private and rather difficult for the normal readers. For them, it [was] very strange to read something supposedly familiar, The Gospels, Great Expectations, Jane Eyre, and to find that it is quite unlike our mental version of it (Winterson, 26). However when we dig into the artist’s world, we will find a room that shows his or her world. Once there, if the arrangement of the room is unfamiliar and the fabric strange, reflect that at least it is new, and that is what [I] say [I] want (Winterson, 43)....
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