How To Read Literature Like A Professor

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How to Read Literature like a Professor Part II (Chap. 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, & 9) Responses Chapter IV—Now, Where Have I Seen Her Before? Intertextuality: The idea that each literary work cannot be independent, but instead grows off of other literary works…There’s only one truly original story. Authors and movie producers tend to borrow materials from older texts and/or past occurrences to enhance their own work. Example 1 The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass by Frederick Douglass The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass is a book that captured my attention the deeper I got into it. Frederick Douglass describes in factual detail the many events of his life in a very intriguing way. The reason why this book has helped me read other works of literature is because it helped me understand point of view much better, especially since the book is entirely written in his position. It is a very captivating book overall. Example 2 Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury…show more content…
The overall theme of the book (which was very clear right after I read it) is that ideas should be presented whether or not they’ll offend anyone and no matter if everyone will agree with them or not. Bradbury does a magnificent job in presenting symbols throughout the book as well! One that is very ironic is the title of the book itself, Fahrenheit 451, since that is the temperature at which paper burns. I absolutely appreciate this book in its
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