Western Canon

Books, music, and art that are generally accepted by scholars to be highly influential, important, and of great artistic and societal merit in the Western world are known as the Western canon. These works are usually taught in schools and universities throughout the Western world and beyond.

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Feminism
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Literary Criticism

Why would a feminist critic wants more books by women included in the literary canon?

Some scholars have dismissed works by women and minorities.

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Which of these might be offered as evidence in support of not including halmet in the western canon?

All the above

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Literature Classics
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What defines a classic text?

A classic is a book that is a part of a canon. The composition of a canon is a retrospective activity that includes inclusion and exclusion of some texts. This is an ongoing process, although some books seemingly will always remain in the canon (Dante's Inferno, for example).

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Why would some might argue that Hamlet should be included in the Western canon?

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What are some examples of a perspective that might be outside the scope of the 19th century Western canon?

An East Indian Servant(:

for some Apex cheatin niqqaz

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Books and Literature
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Who is the narrator in Heart of Darkness?

There are two narrators in Heart of Darkness. The first is unknown and the second is Marlow.

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What could be offered as evidence in support of including Hamlet in the Western canon of literature?

Hamlet is the single most studied work of literature in the English language. It is the most popular play by the most popular playwright in the world. It includes a multitude of phrases which are used constantly and referred to incessantly, not in academic writing, but in everyday speech and popular culture.

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Which is an example of a perspective that might be outside the scop of the 19th century western canon?

An East Indian Servant(: apex cheatin people!

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Western Canon

Today it is common to think of the Western canon as it stood in the 19th and early 20th centuries as narrow because most of the works?

were written by people of the same gender, race, and cultural background.

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Which is a reason why some might argue that Hamlet should be included in the Western canon?

It has had broad appeal across many cultures for more than 400 years.

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Which of these are reasons why the Western canon in the 20th century began to expand to include more perspectives?

The spread of political movements supporting racial and gender equality

The increased availability of literature from outside Europe


APEX: increased popular support for race and gender quality

the increased availability of literature from outside Europe

The increased availability of literature from outside Europe

The spread of political movements supporting racial and gender equality

APEX YW BT

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What might be offered as evidence in support of not including Hamlet in the Western canon?

It is overly long and not in modern English, and Hamlet, as the protagonist, is not accessible as a character because of his mental imbalance.

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Western Canon

Which perspective might be outside the scope of the 19th-century Western canon?

An African farmer

also a native american professor

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An East Indian servant

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Western Canon

Is The Western canon contains only works originally written in English?

The Western canon is a group of works that has influenced western culture. Not all of them are originally written in English. The Bible, for example, was originally written in Aramaic; "The Iliad" and "The Odyssey" were originally in Greek.

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What might be considered points of argument regarding changes to the Western canon?

White male vs. female and minority

Artistic merit vs. sales

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Western Canon

What is the reason why some might argue that hamlet should be included in the western canon?

There are a few reasons why some might fuss over hamlet should be in the western canon. The main reason would be the work had appeal across cultures.

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What reasons the western canon in the 20th century began to expand to include more perspectives?

There are a few different reasons the Western Canon began to expand in the 20th century. The main reason why they expand was for the market.

(note: if this happens to be for a certain chapter 4 quiz here are the answers i had gotten correct)

= The increased availability of literature from outside Europe

= The spread of political movements supporting racial and gender equality

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What is and example of a perspective that might be outside the scope of the 19th-century western canon?

In the 19th century the Western Canon would be a Native American professor. He was also a African farmer.

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Western Canon

Does the Western canon contain only works originally written in English?

No. The Bible was written in Hebrew, Aramaic and Greek. The ancient Greek philosophers like Aristotle are there too. Some people include the great Hindu epics as well. Dante's Divine Comedy was written in Italian. Don Quixote was written in Spanish. Shakespeare makes the cut, that's in English. Grimm's Fairy Tales were written in German. Huckleberry Fin, though, is in English, so is James Joyce's Ulysses. I've made no effort to list all the works that people put in the canon, but the ones I listed certainly make it clear that it's not all English!

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Western Canon

Why should hamlet be in western canon?

It is already.

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Why the Western canon in the 20th century began to expand to include more perspectives?

  • The increased availability of literature from outside Europe
  • The spread of political movements supporting racial and gender equality
  • Increased popular support for race and gender equality
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The Western canon of the 19th and early 20th centuries is now thought of as what because it consisted of works written by?

Narrow in scope, because it was written almost exclusively by white European males.

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narrow, white european males

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What are some examples of a perspective that might be outside the scope of the 19th-century Western canon?

A Native American professor .
An African farmer .
An East Indian servant .

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Today it is common to think of the Western canon as it stood in the 19th and early 20th centuries as narrow because?

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What reasons did the Western canon in the 20th century began to expand to include more perspectives?

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