Essay 3

Requirements:
2000 words, MLA Format, Double-spaced, Times New Roman, 12 point font. All citations must use parenthetical citation according to the MLA 8th ed. Go to https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/01/ (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. to review MLA documentation methods. Include a “Works Cited” page, as well.
Directions:
As with essays 1 and 2, this is a 2000 word, MLA formatted essay.
For essay 3, I am not so much interested in how you apply theory as much as I am interested in your explanation of the fundamental tenets of each theory. Imagine you are a teacher and your goal is to teach your readers about theory. For many of you, theory is a brand new subject, so now that you are an expert,  I would like an essay where you discuss how the theories either agree or do not agree with one another.
Here are a few things to consider. You do not need to answer these questions in this order. They are simply helpful questions to get you started. I will be assessing your essays based on your ability to synthesize the theories into an explanatory essay: What are the differences between New Criticism, Structuralism, New Historical, Queer criticism, and African-American criticism? Would a Feminist and a Marxist agree on some things but disagree on others? How does Psychoanalytic criticism relate to Marxism, Feminism, Queer criticism, and Postcolonial criticism? What are the main arguments for each of these theories and how do they differ from the others? Do African-American criticism and Queer theory share some commonalities? How? How does Reader-response criticism connect to the other theories?
Many of these theories developed because of the theories that came before them.
For instance, Feminism relies heavily on Marxism and Psychoanalysis. Women as "other" (lower class) and the psychological oppression of women (colonizing the subconscious) sound a lot like Marxist and Postcolonial theory. In short, explain the fundamental tenets of each theory from Psychoanalytic criticism to Postcolonial criticism.
Consider this: You are the teacher. Write a fully developed explanatory essay where you teach someone not enrolled in this class about theory. Assume your audience knows nothing about critical theory.