Raising Arizona | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by Rodney Hill

This literature criticism consists of approximately 11 pages of analysis & critique of Raising Arizona.
This section contains 3,006 words
(approx. 11 pages at 300 words per page)
Buy the Critical Essay by Rodney Hill

Critical Essay by Rodney Hill

SOURCE: "Small Things Considered: Raising Arizona and Of Mice and Men," in Post Script, Vol. 8, No. 3, Summer, 1989, pp. 18-27.

In the following essay, Hill suggests links between the themes of Raising Arizona and Of Mice and Men, comparing the psychological roles of their characters.

Little things mean a lot, we often hear. But the philosophy that "the best things come in small packages" is frequently rejected in America, where bigger is always called better—and where the biggest is definitely the best. Such a contradiction seems indicative of a fundamental cultural flaw: instead of embracing truly worthwhile (although perhaps small) values and goals, we adopt the more popular, less-thought-out, superficially "big" ideas. We seem to pride ourselves, as a culture, on size rather than quality: the size of our cars, our homes, and, in...

(read more)

This section contains 3,006 words
(approx. 11 pages at 300 words per page)
Buy the Critical Essay by Rodney Hill
Follow Us on Facebook