A discussion of the Intentional Fallacy in determining meaning. Are the early theorists right that all of the meaning is in the text alone? Is the author irrelevant? What does that mean for me as a reader?
WayPoint: A reading of Christina Rossetti’s “Goblin Market.” wondering how her work might respond to Chopin, how she anticipates the role of author and reader.
Where do we place the tragedy in Kate Chopin’s short story? Is it in the protagonist’s failure to escape or her failure to believe she can?
An introduction or review to the concept of irony in literature, helpful to those who want to better understand the “twist” ending to the story.
A reading of the short story in anticipation of our first full episode on the Kate Chopin short. story. “There was something coming to her and she was waiting for it, fearfully.”
Join me, Steve Chisnell, as we find and lose meaning across modern and classic tales, through ancient and distant verse, atop everything in our many cultures which might be read.