Presentation on theme: "Biographical Lens. What is Biographical criticism? Biographical criticism is a form of Literary criticism which analyzes a writer's biography to show."— Presentation transcript:
What is Biographical criticism? Biographical criticism is a form of Literary criticism which analyzes a writer's biography to show the relationship between the author's life and their works of literature. This longstanding critical method dates back at least to the Renaissance period
Biographical Criticism has…
Weakness 1: Equating the work's content with the author's life; they are not necessarily the same.
Weakness 2: Less-than-credible sources of information, particularly works that tend to be highly speculative or controversial unless verified by several sources.
Major points about Richard Wright Grew up on a plantation in the south; he was the son of a freed slave…then moved up North with his family where his father deserted the family; leaving him raised in a single parent household. Uneducated A Communist The Novel Black Boy illustrates most of his life