Writing Essay Examinations p. On the other hand, we may find that a painting or a piece of music we once disliked later seems engaging and exciting. And just as individual tastes may change over time so do cultural tastes in music, literature, art.
Some beliefs, assumptions, and attitudes about religion, family, marriage, sex, love, school, work, money, and other aspects of life are almost sure to change. As our lives and outlooks change, we may alter the way we view particular works.
For example, the kinds of assumptions that govern a historically minded critical approach alert us to how historical conditions such as patronage or patriarchal power affect the creation and dissemination of works of art, music, and literature.
They have investigated why so few women composed symphonies and have discovered previously neglected composers as well as novelists, poets, and painters. Works of art often, in fact, reflect or embody cultural changes, such as shifts in social attitudes, moral dispositions, and behavioral norms.
Fundamentally, the Marxist ideology looks toward a vision of a world where class conflict has disappeared along with social classes. Then select one and write a few paragraphs explaining how you later encounter with the book of film differed from your first reading or viewing. Consider why you were affected the way you were.
Sociocultural critics emphasize how power relations are played out in society. Writing from Different Critical Perspectives p. Sociocultural Perspectives Sociocultural critics argue that artworks should not be isolated from the social and cultural contexts in which they have been created.
How are these forces portrayed? In addition, works of art can also affect us and lead us to change our own perceptions, understanding, and perspective. Being aware of the assumptions of various critical perspectives enables us to recognize their limitations and their uses.
Feminist Perspectives Feminist criticism, like Marxist and new historicist criticism, examines the social and cultural aspects of artworks, especially for what whose works reveal about the role, position, and influence of women. May 23, Katrina Sark rated it liked it p. A film that we once admired for what it reveals about human behavior or p.
Culture evolves; moral beliefs, aesthetic ideals, and social attitudes change. The purpose of drafting is simply to write down your ideas and to see how they can be developed and supported.
Marxist Perspectives examine literature for its reflection of how dominant elite and middle-class bourgeois values lead to the control and suppression of the working class.
Understanding the social background and the intellectual currents of that world and time illuminate works of art for later generations. They have looked at how feminine consciousness has been portrayed in literature. A film that we once admired for what it reveals about human behavior or one whose moral perspective impressed us may come to seem trivial or unimportant.
Through contact with other languages and cultures, we may come to understand the limiting perspective of our own. Sociocultural critics focus on societal values and how those values are reflected and embedded.
Think about a television show or type of show that you know.
Your draft provides an occasion for you to identify your central idea or thesis and to provide evidence in its support.
Consider, also, whether your evaluation of the performance changed over time, and if so, why. How important are they? What roles do men and women assume and perform, and with what consequences? Identify a concert or theatrical production you attended that affected you or impressed you strongly.
They seek to redress the imbalance of attention and value traditionally accorded male artists, writers, and characters by attending to works by and about women.Writing About the Humanities is a reader-friendly handbook designed to guide students through the writing process.
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