Name: Kristy Speranza
Study guide: How to Read Literature Like a Professor by Thomas C. Foster
Ch. 1 pgs. 1-6 Every Trip is a Quest (Except When Its Not)
1. What are the five characteristics of the quest?
A quester, a place to go, a stated reason to go t
Ch. 6 pgs. 37-46 When in Doubt, Its from Shakespeare
21. Why do so many writers use and quote Shakespeare?
~At some deep level, he is he is ingrained in our psyches. But hes there because of the
beauty of those lines, those scenes, and those plays. Certai
Ch. 26 pgs. 235-244 Is He Serious? And Other Ironies
75. Explain what Foster means by irony trumps everything
~Every chapter in this book goes out the window when irony comes in the door.
76. Foster defines irony on pg. 240 like this: What irony chiefly i
I dont believe that Frozen is a strong representation of women because of many reasons. The
first of these reasons are that Elsa was confined in the castle for the safety of others, not because she
was forced by a man to be a good girl. The second reason
Ch. 16 pgs. 135-142 Its All About Sex
53. Who does Foster accuse of teaching writers to encode sexual messages in their
and of teaching readers to decode sexual messages in literature?
54. What are some things that can represent male sexual
Types of Feminist Theory
Gender differences Discrimination; the man and woman have different responsibilities
that they have to do, for the woman it is to be a housewife and for the man is to work to
support and protect his family.
Gender inequality Objec
The Philosophy of Optimism
This philosophy is always searching for the good in life rather than dwelling on the bad. A
situation that is happening in todays time that can represent this philosophy is construction.
People can look at the co
14 June 2014
Bridge to Terabithia Represents Oedipus Theory
The Oedipus theory presents itself through a select few childrens books but I
believe that is for a reason. The Oedipus theory, highly known yet prese
~Candide or Optimism; one of many satires written during Enlightenment Age that
attacked the traditional views on society and religion with refuge in audacity (the
willingness to take bold risks) from the UK.
~Candide first published in 1759 by V