R 2. Believes the reader and his or her experiences are inextricable from the analysis ofa work.F 3. Looks at the elements found in the text itself (style, structure, imagery, tone,genre).M 4. Utilizes the archetype.S 5. Includes Marxist criticism.P 6. Began with Sigmund Freud.H 7. Considers how the time and place of a literary work’s creation affect its meaning.B8. Uses the insight provided by knowledge of the writer’s life.
Part II:Now, for each type of criticismlisted above, select a story from the list inSection I that you believe would benefit from being examined from that perspective. Youneed to also give a short reason why you believe that analysis is warranted. Formalist- “A Haunted House” would benefit from being examined through formalistcriticism because the story’s style, imagery and tone are so detailed that it would beinteresting to break it all down to see the actual meaning.Historical- “Harrison Bergeron” would benefit from being examined through historicalcriticism because the plot and theme were so outlandish that one would wonder howpeople of that time felt about it.Mythological- “A Haunted House” would benefit from being examined throughmythological criticism due to its numerous dark archetypes. It would be interesting toknow the meaning of these archetypes in other stories.Gender- “The Chrysanthemums” would benefit from being examined through gendercriticism. This is obvious because the protagonist in the story seems not to get therespect or praise she deserves.Biographical- “Dead Man’s Path” would benefit from being examined throughbiographical criticism because when you read about the author you get morebackground about the author and more meaning of the story.Psychological- “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge” would benefit from being examinedthrough psychological criticism because the story goes so deep into the imagination andduring the conflict I think I actually got a bit of an adrenaline rush. It would be nice howto know what it took Bierce to give that effect.Sociological- “A Clean, Well-Lighted Place” would benefit from being examined throughsociological criticism due to the fact that it sends such a strong message that one wouldwonder what gave the author the idea to give this message.Reader Response- “A Clean, Well-Lighted Place” would benefit from being examinedthrough reader response criticism because it would be interesting to see how the storywould affect different age groups, whether or not maturity plays a role and receiving themessage the story delivers.