In general, your introduction and conclusion neeed to be broad, with no specific arguments (especially for the paper, with multiple critical perspectives). All specific analysis belongs in the body paragraph or paragraphs, which means you are going to have to get into the habit of creating more objective introductions and conclusions.
What we’re looking for in these two or three sentence paragraphs is the title of the work, the author’s name, and an overall theme (conflict within marriage, woman’s role in marriage etc.) that is depicted in the play and in any critical perspective you may want to apply. Much of what you have in the introduction and conclusion concerning the play really should be in the body paragraph.
you will then begin each body paragraph with an introductory phrase that identifies critical perspective being applied, such as “from a Marxist perspective” or “from an historical perspective” so that we can follow the argument in that particular paragraph.
Each body paragraph requires multiple quotations from the primary source (the play). You cannot rely on paraphrase. MLA style focuses on the translation of words and phrases, which will differ from one critical perspective to the next. Give us quotation from the play any time you make reference to a character or plot point.
Each body paragraph requires quotation from at least two different secondary sources. You cannot rely on paraphrase. MLA style focuses on the translation of words and phrases, which will differ from one critical perspective to the next. Give us quotation from your research.
Cultural criticism is a response to the work by a particular culture (religion, political party, subculture, or ethnicity) that you identify, and in your cultural criticism analyses, each different cultural translation is going to be its own argument and therefore will be in its own paragraph. Theoretically, your entire paper could be four different responses from four different cultures, each with its own translation of the work.
Cultural criticism requires that you establish two basic elements throughout the argument. The first is whether that particular culture likes/dislikes the play or agrees/disagrees with the play’s editorial (message). This would be established in the first and last sentence of the body paragraph. The second element, explained throughout the paragraph as you go through the play, is whether 1) they agree that what is portrayed in the play happens and 2) they agree with the way the situation is presented and editorialized. For example, some conservative religions would claim that Willy is a sinful man who deserves failure. Conversely, some political parties will say he is a victim of the selfish business owners and an economy based on consumption.
In any case, identify a specific culture and use their values and beliefs about the issues raised in the play to whether or not they agree with the play and its message. All opinions concerning the play’s meaning, such as translation of symbols, would have to be directly attributed to the particular culture that you are using as the translation lens. This is all about the reader, completely ignoring whatever the author had in mind.
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Let me clarify something.
A response is only one critical perspective in three paragraphs. , in which you give me multiple quotations from the play and quotations from at least two secondary sources.
The first and last sentences of the body paragraph are going to tell us whether that particular culture that you identified likes/dislikes the play or agrees/disagrees with what the play is saying.
Throughout the body paragraph, you will go through the play and explain to us what their reaction is to the trail of people and events, explaining 1) whether they agree what is portrayed actually happens and 2) whether they agree with the way it is portrayed in the play.
For example, because Republicans tend to be pro-business and not as supportive of labor, they would not like the play because it criticizes the acquisition of goods and portrays Howard as heartless, whereas they would explain that Willy Loman is a poor employee and deserves to be fired. Because Willy Loman cheated on his wife, and many Republicans also identify with Christianity, they would not necessarily feel empathy for the character and his failings, which the play intends. They would agree that the bad things that happened to Willy Loman do happen to people who behave as he did, but if the audience is supposed to like the main character, they would disagree with the play’s editorial, especially since many Christians consider lust, pride an suicide, among other things, to be sinful.
You would have to have secondary sources from Christian websites and doctrine (the Bible, the 10 Commandments, or the seven deadly sins etc.) to establish what their viewpoint is and therefore how they would respond to this particular work.
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