Structuralism and Post - Structuralism criticism of The Winter's Tale

Criticism of the Winter's Tale

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Structuralist insist that some people look at works of literature in hope that it will tell them about the world. human nature and eternity.

Structuralists look at key words and look at associations and value systems and find deeper meanings with phrases rather than with the whole text.

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Post - Structuralism

Post - structuralist insist upon the ambiguity of any statement or work of art. It argues that a work of art has no primary or final meaning.

The Winter's Tale is like a perpetual series of chess games in which there will be an almost infinite number of outcomes, none of which are superior to any other, simply different.

Their criticism revels in the intricate ways language works to generate a rich and bewildering complex of possible meanings.

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