i am doing the shittiest assignment, ever.
our instructions: compare one of the essays from our theory book with treasure island
, which we just read.
the essays that we read are the most dense, abstract things... we come to class sometimes and don't know at all what we have just spent an hour reading. and now we have to apply
one of them to treasure island
i keep trying for different essays and i keep coming up empty-handed.
if you're real bored, check out the summary of one of the five or so essays i have to choose from:http://www.eng.fju.edu.tw/Literary_Criticism/deconstruction/Barthes_author_2.htm
now, i know enough to know that i'm not a dumbass... but i also know that i can hardly make heads or tails of some of this stuff. this is the second writing i've had to deal with in school of barthes.. last semester we had a whole project on one of his essays.. whee. and i have gathered this much: I DO NOT ENJOY ROLAND BARTHES. every time i see the name of the essay -- "DEATH OF THE AUTHOR" -- i think, "GOOD!" stupid author.
and i do not enjoy this assignment. i've been sitting here since 7 p.m. (asides for dinner and playing tug with dogs) and it's midnight and i have nothing to show for my time.
shitty, shitty assignment.