December 2, 2012
Late Discussion Leading
For my post this week I would like to take a step back and look at our first section and the term deconstruction. Due to the fact that I never shared this in class I would like to discuss it here instead. According to the Bedford Glossary, deconstruction is a word describing how texts can contradict themselves. For example, texts would say A and not A. They on the other hand DO NOT say A and not B. Basically, it is saying that there is no one possible meaning for a text. This term rejects the formal idea that literary works are unified from beginning to end or that they are organized around a single idea. Readers must look closer at a text and see if there is a subtext that is contradicting the main meaning of the essay. Basically, it seems that deconstruction reveals the inconsistent ideas that are in an authors work.