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    • Facultad de Filosof√≠a y Letras Classic Characters in English and American Literature Rounding up the course R.Baena 22.XI.2013
    • Facultad de Filosof√≠a y Letras 1. Students‚Äô questions 2. Revising main themes in the required readings 3. Glossary of literary terms 4. What we should have learned after three months of intense readings and class discussions‚Ķ
    • Facultad de Filosof√≠a y Letras 2. Revising main concepts A. Main themes in required readings B. Literature and ethical criticism. Wayne Booth C. Ethics and aesthetics in Oscar Wilde‚Äôs The Picture of Dorian Gray D. Narrative emotions (students‚Äôs essays)
    • Facultad de Filosof√≠a y Letras A. CLASSIC CHARACTERS IDEAS Macbeth The Scarlett Letter Benito Cereno, Robinson Crusoe The Great Gatsby Dorian Gray ambition, guilt, destiny hypocrisy (Social and individual identity) slavery (Master&slave dialectics) encounter the Other (colonialism) ambition (social status, control of time) ambition, redemption
    • Facultad de Filosof√≠a y Letras B. Literature and ethical criticism. Wayne Booth Beyond formalism Focus on reader and emotions Ethical and political effects of artitistic forms ¬ęEthical criticism attempts to describe the encounters of a storyteller‚Äôs ethos with that of the reader or listener¬Ľ (Booth 8).
    • Facultad de Filosof√≠a y Letras Ethics and Aesthetics ‚ÄúThe artist is the creator of beautiful things‚Ķ No artist has ethical sympathies‚Ķ All art is quite useless‚ÄĚ (Preface to The Picture of DG) ‚Äú ‚ÄúMy work will ultimately be recognized as a real work of art with a strong ethical lesson inherent in it‚ÄĚ (Oscar Wilde).
    • Facultad de Filosof√≠a y Letras D. Narrative emotions (students‚Äôs essays) Brideshead Revisited Voices The Loneliness of the of the LongDistance Runner An Ideal Husband The Screwtape Letters The Catcher in the Rye Nostalgia oppressive nature of society Sympathy and Loneliness Hypocrisy and Irony Pity and Self-identification Hypocrisy and Nostalgia
    • Facultad de Filosof√≠a y Letras 3. Glossary of literary terms (check ADI) Theme Narratee Fiction Focalisation Turning point Genre Canon
    • Facultad de Filosof√≠a y Letras 4. What we should have learned after three months of intense readings and class discussions‚Ķ Literature helps us grow: Intellectually Emotionally Culturally Personally
    • Facultad de Filosof√≠a y Letras ¬ęLiterary criticism should be completed by criticism from a definitve ethical and theological standpoint‚Ķ The ‚Äėgreatness¬īof literature cannot be determined solely by literary standards; though we must remember that whether it is literature of not can be determined only by literary standards¬Ľ T. S. Eliot ¬ęPoetry is capable of saving us¬Ľ I.A. Richards