Literature and the Literary Tradition Essay
Within the module a multitude of highly diverse texts have been explored, stemming from a variety of authors, nations and time periods, there are distinct and noticeable traits that illustrate different approaches of literary technique and constructions of both ideas and narrative.
One of the primary reasons for this diversity between texts is the social, political and historical context in which the writer constructed the work of literature. For this reason it is imperative that a varied range of literary work be explored in order to be able to compare and contrast the respective way in which literature has been constructed internationally and over numerous time periods.
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Familiarity is a highly promising aspect of study when evaluating Hamlet as it is relatively unlikely that the majority of those choosing to study a module such as Foundations of Literary Studies will have not had some exposure toward either the play itself or explored some of the other works of Shakespeare. Even a basic knowledge of the author allows for greater expansion on the meanings created within the text as it allows a more concise reintroduction to the historical and social context that played