The hero’s journey, also known as the monomyth, is an interpretive theory that articulates a way of understanding literature in a way that fuses psychology and mythology.
Tag Archives: Critical Concepts
Literature as Social Commentary
Some of the most powerful works of literature deal with these questions regarding the intricate and profound balancing act between individual and society.
The Fatal Secret
In narrative fiction, irony can occur on several levels. Perhaps the most meaningful mode of irony in any story is dramatic irony, which is what the “fatal secret” is all about.
Otherness & “the Other”
Some of the most popular modes of critical theory utilize the concept of “the Other,” an important social-political idea prevalent today in conversations about literature, film, television and advertising.