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I'm working on my coursework at the moment and my question looks at feminism and the oppression of women in the texts: Othello, the great gatsby and the colour purple. I feel like this is a stupid question but my teacher has told me to include critics views in my coursework but I dont have a clue where to find them - does he mean individual academics who may have written papers, or the criticisms of marxists, feminists, ect in general? I have tried to use google scholar to find something but didn't have much luck.
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I'm working on my coursework at the moment and my question looks at feminism and the oppression of women in the texts: Othello, the great gatsby and the colour purple. I feel like this is a stupid question but my teacher has told me to include critics views in my coursework but I dont have a clue where to find them - does he mean individual academics who may have written papers, or the criticisms of marxists, feminists, ect in general? I have tried to use google scholar to find something but didn't have much luck.
She means just critic views like what other author's, academics, scholars say about the texts. For example, A.C. Bradley is a good academic who writes a lot about Shakespeare and his tragedies. Marxist, feminist are all critical theory.

Just stick to critical views and not critical theory.
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I'm working on my coursework at the moment and my question looks at feminism and the oppression of women in the texts: Othello, the great gatsby and the colour purple. I feel like this is a stupid question but my teacher has told me to include critics views in my coursework but I dont have a clue where to find them - does he mean individual academics who may have written papers, or the criticisms of marxists, feminists, ect in general? I have tried to use google scholar to find something but didn't have much luck.
Yeah, you want to embed ideas about what other people (critics) have said about the texts. What has another person said about the women in The Great Gatsby, for instance? I read one amazing critic that absolutely slaughtered the character of Daisy for her recklessness, but then another who claimed that she herself is a "beautiful little fool".

You should read academic papers (even if they appear daunting), news articles and so on, gather any interesting comments that have been made and then try to use them to support any points you would like to make. They can help you when you're counter arguing the alternative argument or just help you with your evaluation.

I italicised support, because you shouldn't really (unless you can make strong headway) use critics to make any points within your essay. Instead, you want to use them to support your own, to help add an extra dimension to your argument.
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