Literary Criticism Theories Reflection

LiteraryCriticism Theories Reflection

LiteraryCriticism Theories Reflection

Quitea number of theories have been explored in this particular course.However, there are variations in their applicability and attractionor appeal to any particular reader. In my opinion Marxism comes asthe theory that has worked best for me and for which I have thehighest level of affinity. Marxism underlines a worldview, as well astechnique for societal analysis that concentrates on societalconflicts and class relations that primarily utilizes a dialecticalview and materialistic interpretation of social transformation andhistorical development respectively. It underlines the notion thatmode of production or economic organization forms the basis on whicha large proportion of other social phenomena arise including legaland political systems, social relations, ideology and morality.

However,feminism or feminist theory did not work for me. Feminism underlinesa collection of ideologies and movements that aim at defining,defending and establishing a state of equal cultural, social,political and economic rights for women. It aims at advocating orsupporting the equality and rights of men and women. Further, itseeks to comprehend the status of gender inequality via theexamination of the social roles of women alongside their livedexperience and has developed theories in varied disciplines so as torespond to aspects like social construction of gender and sex.

Nevertheless,the principles learnt in this course would go a long way in thecomprehension of varied aspects of the society especially with regardto the manner in which conflicts between varied groups of peopleemerge. This would, as a consequence, result in the comprehension ofthe most appropriate ways of resolving these issues while taking intoconsideration the interests of the varied groups and stakeholders.