Critical Approaches to Literature
Critical approaches to literature provide frameworks to help the reader to interpret and evaluate literary text.
The Moral-Philosophical Approach assumes a larger purpose in literature which is to present moral and philosophical issues. Readers ask the essential question, “What do we learn about life from reading this work?” While the text is a work of art, it is not without a message with moral implications. This approach is effective in discussing theme, such as the theme of “man’s inhumanity to man” in Huckleberry Finn.