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    How to analyze works

    I would love to see an article detailing how to properly analyze a work for themes, symbols, motifs, and meaning. What is the piece of work trying to say, and how do you effectively look for, discover, understand, and interpret the ideas woven into the piece? This could be anything from a step by step guide to specifically analyzing using certain techniques.

    • I don't see one way of analysis. What I think is being looked for from the point of view of a reader is creative perception. Sometimes you can look at a topic, issue, problem, that others have looked at before, but you bring a different way of seeing, of insight. It's like working on a 1,000 piece puzzle and you suddenly hit a roadblock and where to put a piece, you get up walk around and see the developing puzzle from a new angle, which allows you to see where that piece goes. – Joseph Cernik 2 years ago
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    • It might be useful to reorient this topic around the idea of critical analysis maybe? – Zohal99 2 years ago
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    • A step by step guide is a good idea. Creative brainstorming might be another idea. – Dena Elerian 2 months ago
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    Samurai Jack: Exploring the Newfound Maturity

    I feel like I’ve learned a lot about culture and their mythology (although some of the times i suppose ive been led astray.)

    What the West Learned About Japanese Culture from Anime

    Interesting read. However you contradict yourself a few times, such as telling us to watch five episodes of FMA, and if that doesn’t get us into it, watch 2 more. Then your next sentence says drop it if you didn’t get into it after 5.

    Anime for Dummies: What Starters Should Watch

    Nice article. I just watched Full Metal again and was captivated by its deep approach to this duo dilemma, but also irritated at its abrupt childish interruptions. If I were you I would have written more about how they specifically approached the topic of alchemy in a real life setting. Good work though.

    Full Metal Alchemist: Science vs Religion