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Historical Lens


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Transcript of Historical Lens

Historical Literary Lens Presented by: CORY BUCKOWING! IAN REED! SAM HOWE! and... HILLARY BURGESS! This lens allows critics to connect the literary work to the life of the author, the literary period, and the larger social and political context of the work. (1) What is it? Example! Hamlet:
Factors like the Protestant's getting rid of the purgatory doctorine and family tragedy allowed Shakespeare to write in the haunting ghost in Hamlet. (1) The Poisonwood Bible is another example It is in the Modern Period, but it is looked at through the historical lens: The 1960's Congo, the Vietnam War, Racial Tension, ya know... "Poisonwood Bible Picture." Bloggersbookclub.com. N.p., n.d. Web. 18 Mar. 2010. http://bloggersbookclub.wordpress.com/2006/11/.

http://school.discoveryeducation.com/clipart/images/hamlet.gif Important People. David Wearing Wearing, David. "Picture of Edward Said." The Democrat's Diary. Ed. David Wearing. N.p., n.d. Web. 18 Mar. 2010. http://www.democratsdiary.co.uk/uploaded_images/teddy-713747.jpg. William Shakespeare Forrest, Lisa. "Bored, broke, uninspire? E.H. Butler can help you beat the recession-time blues!." E.H. Butler Library Blog. Ed. Lisa Forrest. Buffalo State College, n.d. Web. 18 Mar. 2010. http://askehbl.wordpress.com/2009/07/. William Faulkner Polk, Noel. "William Faulkner." PBS.org. PBS, n.d. Web. 18 Mar. 2010. <http://www-tc.pbs.org/wnet/americannovel/timeline/images/faulkner_pic.jpg>.
This lens probably originated during the Rennaissance The End! Goodbye. :) CREDITS:
1)"Step Two: Critical Lenses." Jesuitnola.com. Jesuit High School, n.d. Web. 17 Mar. 2010
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