Frankenstein, Mary Shelley (no pdf available, please be knowledgeable of the story or have access to it)
â€œRoger Malvinâ€™s Burial,â€ Nathaniel Hawthorne
Psychoanalytic Criticism (Tyson) (no pdf available)
logic of compulsion by Frederick Crews
psychological mystery of Frankenstein by Paula Feldstein
Which of these readings did you find most illuminating? (By â€œilluminating,â€ I mean â€œsuccessful at helping you see things in the text you hadnâ€™t noticed before,â€ and perhaps also â€œhelping you see the significance of things in the text you hadnâ€™t found significant before.â€) Which reading did you find most convincing or persuasive? And which would you say is more important in literary criticism–that it be illuminating, or that it be persuasive, and why? Can Freudian analyses like Crewsâ€™s and Feldmanâ€™s be illuminating and/or persuasive even if the theories on which they are based are no longer widely seen as valid?
essay should be about 750 words.