Date of Award
Bachelor of Arts
Dr. Iris Lancaster
Oppression is evident m every society: from the beginning of time, First in England and then America, the defilement of people based on race, gender, and birthplace found its way from the streets of the country to the pages of many works of literature. These core issues in the plot of narrative gave rise to literary criticism. The fragile psyche of immigrants is outlined in Charles Brockden Browns Edgar Huntly, the defilement of women is greatly shown through the writing of Edna's search for identity in Kate Chopin's The Awakening, and the lingering effects of slavery are recorded in the pages of Richard Wrights Native Son, among other intermixed issues in various British works. For the books discussed, psychological criticism, New Historicism, ethnic study, Marxism and a few other types of criticism are touched on.
Taylor, Vicki, "Creative Authors And Their Messages: A Collection Of Criticisms" (2019). Honor’s College Freeman Research Journal. 4.