Lecture 008

Lenses for Reading Literature

Ethnicity, Race, Culture




Social Class

Who Gets Called an Unfit Mother

5-year-old + 3-year old roving around suburban neighborhood with a group of other kids.

History: Jess's policy raise concern Psychology: too much worry, child's accompany explore, ladder

Gender Lense

Gender lens Consider the gender of the author and the characters: what role does gender play in the text? Observe how gender stereotypes might be reinforced or undermined. How does the text reflect or distort the place men or women have in society? How might you read the text from the point of view of someone from a different gender identity than yourself?

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