Critical approaches to literature reveal how or why a particular work is constructed and what its social and cultural implications are. Understanding critical perspectives will help you to see and appreciate a literary work as a multilayered construct of meaning. Reading literary criticism will inspire you to reread, rethink, and respond. Soon you will be a full participant in an endless and enriching conversation about literature.
Critical Approaches Interactive Exercises for Girl
Linked below are exercises on how to interpret Girl from different critical approaches. Responses to the exercises can be added to your notebookthis will be collated so that you can print or e-mail your work when you are finished.
For a model essay about Girl written from a particular critical approach, select the link below:
Jamaica Kincaids Girl: A Marxist Reading (PDF)
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