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Traditional Criticism

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Brianna Waldick

on 24 April 2013

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By: Connie and Brianna Traditional Criticism Our definition of Traditional Criticism An Example Approches History Traditional Criticism is where you analyze how the author's life is shown in the work. The author may choose to include events, people, or places to serve as influences in their literary work. The author may also choose to include their characteristics, thought and emotion. The adventures of Huckleberry Finn has a great example of traditional criticism. The introduction to the book goes over how Mark Twain's life affected his writing . Mark Twain had a troubled relationship with his father, his father died when he was young and left an unfortunate legacy that dropped the family down the social ladder. After Twain's father died he went on numerous adventures and Huck Finn does almost exactly the same. The traditional approaches focus on textual criticism, historical-biographical and moral-philosophical are represented in the literary work. In traditional criticism, you examine how the author's life, his other biographical information, is reflected in the work. You research all facets of his or her background and find traces of his or her experiences shown in the text. Question how the work shows pieces of the author's past, his/her interests, biases, etc. Traditional definition of Traditional Criticism Historical approaches connect the events of the text to the time period in which the text was written. Such as Twain's connection to Americas history of slave ownership during the 1800's. Morality is often taught throughout the work as well. Traditional criticism is above all criticism. Traditional criticism has been around as far as ancient times. It was mostly used in describing art, and poetry such as Shakespear, but evolved to the various literary criticisms we see today. It was used throughout the world in different countries and cultures. Ex. Asia, ancient Greece... Cited This definition was brought to us by http://www.scribd.com/doc/18167893/Types-of-Literary-Criticism http://hwp.ocps.net/tl/caldwes/AP%20Web%20Documents/Heart%20of%20Darkness/Literary_Criticism_and_Theory.pdf http://www.saylor.org/site/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/ENGL301-An-Introduction-to-Literary-Criticism-and-Theory.pdf
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