Name Professor Institution Course Date Analysis of Through the Arch of the Rain Forest For authors writing is like a game that consistently goes beyond its rules and contravenes its limits. The author is the principle of attention in the proliferation meaning of writing. This means that the notion of the author must come into question. Narrated by Japanese-American author Karen Tei Yamashita Through the Arch of the Rain Forest is a parody of exploratory and apocalyptic indications that gives acquainted facts to the logical extreme in a world that is terrifying. This aspiring and expansive novel attempts legitimately to pile an instant apprehension for the environment with a complicated and incredible narrative. The story majorly focuses on the relocations and migrations of people between the United States Japan and Latin America as well as the invention of mysterious treasure in the middle of the Amazon Forest. By presenting of the Rain Forest show that Asian American authors can no longer cling to their geographical borders and must acknowledge the privilege of some groups in spite of their racial marginalization which Yamashita powerfully depicts by setting the story in Metacao. The author establishes the plot of the narrative in such a manner it flows like a curve where the climax is well balanced between the characters and events that happen. By the time the novel approaches its climax the reader is aware that they have been involved in an intricate parable regarding the effects of Western culture on the Brazilian rain forest. Clearly Yamashita spins interconnected stories of devotion and corruption that mock the oblivious determination for power and wealth. Work Cited Foucault M. (1969). Authorship: What is an Author? Screen 20(1) 299-314. Yamashita Karen T. Through the Arc of the Rain Forest: A Novel. Minneapolis: Coffee House Press 1990. [...]
I attached the paper requirements and the Essay of Criticism "What is An Author" that must be used in the analysis of the book "Through the Arc of the Rainforest." Theoretical Analysis Essay For each of this essay, you will write an analysis of some aspect of our common novel, Through the Arc of the Rainforest. Your analysis should demonstrate not only your skills in close reading, but also apply the literary criticism “What Is an Author” by Michel Foucault (attached) that we’ve discussed in class. In other words, you’re asked to develop a central claim about the text that stems from a particular theoretical perspective and to support that claim with a detailed argument that uses that theory’s methods to highlight specific details in the text. I would encourage you to begin by identifying a motivating question—if looking through Foucault’s particular theoretical lens, what would this critic be interested in? Are there questions that this theorist tends to ask of all texts in general that might be applied to this specific one? What aspects of the text would you emphasize or ignore, and why? In other words, your central claim should be an answer to a question that reflects an understanding of what motivates Foucault’s “What Is an Author?”—what purpose he sees in doing literary criticism in the first place. Your analysis should assume readers are familiar in general with the theoretical framework, but you should still make clear which elements of the theory are pertinent to your interpretation. You do not have to provide a comprehensive interpretation that deals with every aspect of the theory we’ve covered; focus on particular issues or methods that are pertinent to the argument you want to make about the novel. Outside research is not required but is encouraged. Your research may pertain to the novel (providing context, discussing the author, other interpretations of the text, etc.) or to the theory itself. Your essays should be MLA 4 pages typed, and double-spaced.