How to Read Literature Like a Professor

Explain how characters with deformities are used in literature according to Foster.

Chapter 21: Marked For Greatness

Asked by
Last updated by jill d #170087
Answers 1
Add Yours

From the text:

Things have changed pretty dramatically in terms of equating scars or deformities with moral shortcomings or divine displeasure, but in literature we continue to understand physical imperfection in symbolic terms. It has to do with being different, really. Sameness doesn’t present us with metaphorical possibilities, whereas difference – from the average, the typical, the expected – is always rich with possibility.


How to Read Literature Like a Professor