Posts tagged as the old man and the sea

General Vision and Viewpoint: What to compare

What you need to compare: whether the texts you are studying reveal a bright or dark outlook on life. Subject matter that reveals a bright/dark outlook – examine what the texts focus on; is it a commentary of some sort, does it symbolize something else – what is the story… Continue Reading →

Cultural Context: Influence of Authority

I’m not Scared Individuals do not respect figures of authority in the text, emphasized by the breakdown of the parent-child relationship which conventionally centers on the child’s respect for their elder. Michele’s father attempts to cement his and other adults’ authority so as to keep control his son, however Michele… Continue Reading →