The Value of Literary Analysis and Interpretation
Literary analysis and interpretation are necessary skills to understand the nuances of the texts all around us. These texts may be literary, filmic, musical, or artistic in nature—classic or experimental—and/or may include TV reports, news, shows, posters, social media threads, and the like. This humanistic learning is essential in cultivating inclusive communities, critical thinking, and the demystification of interested discourses. These skills are rooted in culture, history, and various social and political theories and require students to evaluate primary and secondary sources to sustain a thesis throughout their analysis.