A method of critical analysis of philosophical and literary language that emphasizes the internal workings of language and conceptual systems, the relational quality of meaning, and the assumptions implicit in forms of expression. A belief that things have a set of characteristics that make them what they are, and that the task of science and philosophy is their discovery and expression; the doctrine that essence is prior to existence. Literary criticism informed by the Feminist theory and politics. The role or behavior learned by a person as appropriate to their gender, determined by the prevailing cultural norms.
Laughter in literature when created though is one of the most powerful and striking effects a piece of literature can have on a reader. These expectations are fulfilled right from the offset in the Millers prologue as the reader is instantly amused by the Miller's behaviour.
As he shouts at the Host; demanding to tell his tale before the Monk. He then goes on to explain that the character of the carpenter is going to be cuckolded, and humiliated.
However in society were not all educated to understand satire, and the majority of the population at the time believed Swift was actually advocating cannibalism and did not grasp the metaphor and took it literally. And is an example of a rhetorical device used to enhance laughter.
As Swift was a very patriotic citizen and felt passionately about the situation in his country. Again the image of John laying on the floor, bemused disorientated and totally humiliated — will no doubt create laughter for the reader.
However on the reverse side of this amusing imagery created is a slight tragic sense as Johns only crime is not marrying his equal and trusting his wife and friend, and not being as intelligent and quick witted as them.
Yet he is the one who ends up hurt and humiliated. Whereas the male characters of John, Nicholas and Absolon are all completely scathed and humiliated. In my opinion the main reasons for the differences in the texts is that they were simply intended for completely different reasons making it nearly impossible to relate one theory of laughter to both texts.The latest Tweets from Norman bennett (@bennett).
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Bennett and Royle argue that, far from having a merely “decorative” function, “figuration is fundamental to our world, to our lives” (“Figures and Tropes” 82).
Keeping this sentence in mind, explain two (2) tropes/figures of speech in one of the stanzas below, and relate these lines to larger conceptual ideas of sexual difference or secrets.. Bennett and Royle argue that, far from having a merely “decorative” function, “figuration is fundamental to our world, to our lives” (“Figures and Tropes” 82)..
Keeping this sentence in mind, explain two (2) tropes/figures of speech in one of the stanzas below, and relate these lines to larger conceptual ideas of sexual difference or secrets.