Distinguish Critical Approaches

In the Critical Literary Theories handout, four different kinds of critical approaches are presented. Choose two of those critical approaches and address the points below.

  • Describe each critical approach in detail.
  • Compare and/or contrast the two critical approaches. How are they different and similar?
  • Determine which critical approach you find most useful for examining the conflicts and meaning in literature.
  • Explain why you chose this particular approach as the most useful. Why does it appeal to you?