literary analysis 50

during the semester we have read three books which are “Jane Eyre”, The bell jar, and A streetcar named desire.

in this assignment you are going to choose one of these books and follow the instructions in the document attached below.

now I will post helpful links that might help with the assignment:- (none of these links is the assignment. The assignment is attached below.)

Resources for those using psychological approaches

Cathy Caruth, Unclaimed Experience: Trauma, Narrative, and History: (Links to an external site.)

Judith Herman, Trauma and Recovery: (Links to an external site.)

A few sample essays

Sample of biographical and historical criticism: Hagiographical Horror–Conference Version.docx

A (short!) mixture of biographical and historical criticism that sheds light on an author without drawing a one-to-one comparison between him and his text.


Sample of biographical (and textual) criticism: ByronJournalTaylor.pdf

This article is a mixture of biographical and textual criticism that attempts to solve a publication mystery. Its approach would be very different than anything anyone would try to do with Plath, for instance, but it is useful in that it shows how not to just draw a one-to-one comparison between an author and his/her text.


Sample of psychological criticism: Lucy Snowe and the Narrative of Self-Preservation.docx

This essay may be helpful for anyone looking to do psychological criticism for Jane Eyre, which I reference several times in this paper. The essay is concerned with *how* and *why* a traumatized Brontë heroine tells her narrative in a certain way. It’s not super easy reading, I’ll admit, but if you want to chat with me about it, I’d love to.