#1
I'm doing a worksheet on Gulliver's Travels and one of the questions is whether i think that that the books gives negative criticism of mankind. English is not my native language so...what's negative critism?
For example, if my brother smells bad and I tell him go take a shower because he smells bad, would that be negative criticism because i'm pointing out a negative thing about him or positive criticism because i'm trying to help him?
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Last edited by blues-guitarist at Mar 2, 2008,
#2
Main Entry: crit·i·cize
Pronunciation: \ˈkri-tə-ˌsīz\
Function: verb
Inflected Form(s): crit·i·cized; crit·i·ciz·ing
Date: 1643
intransitive verb
: to act as a critic
transitive verb
1 : to consider the merits and demerits of and judge accordingly : evaluate
2 : to find fault with : point out the faults of

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#3
.... for some reason I'm confused... i should know this too.
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#4
Stating it simply is negative criticism, though you mean for it to help him. Such is the same with Gulliver's Travels, it is meant to be a critique which informs of the ailment... so it can be rectified. It's a positive influence but is an example of "negative criticism" if that makes sense.

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#6
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Stating it simply is negative criticism, though you mean for it to help him. Such is the same with Gulliver's Travels, it is meant to be a critique which informs of the ailment... so it can be rectified. It's a positive influence but is an example of "negative criticism" if that makes sense.

I'm sorry I just got back from the bar.

so if what i told my brother was negative criticism, what would be postive criticism?
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#7
negative critisism is being unbalanced..eg out singer said my drum part sucked today but he didnt have a better suggestion therefore negative
#8
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so if what i told my brother was negative criticism, what would be postive criticism?


postive critcism is constructive criticism.

Example

Johnny I liked your playing of smoke on the water but you could use some work on the intro.

-Postive


Johnny you fucking suck

-negative
#10
Negative Criticism would be telling your brother he smells.

Positive Criticism would be telling your brother he should take a shower because he smells.
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#11
What 'negative criticism' in this context means is if the book has a negative attitude towards mankind - I haven't read Gulliver's Travels for years, so I can't help you much with the specifics, but do you think that the book says people are bad or good? If bad, that's negative criticism.
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#12
Negative criticism would be to write about a book, 'The Author cannot spell which makes his book unreadable"

Positivism criticism would be, 'The author uses an analogy involving a blackbird to great effect'.

Criticise is a neutral word (in this sense), it simply means to evaluate. So when you add positive or negative in front, you get one of my two examples.

However, what your question wants to know is wether or not Gulliver's travels paints a poor picture of mankind. Is the book being negative, is it disaproving of mankind?
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#13
I think it's like

Negative = 'You didn't play that song well.'

Positive = 'You didn't play that song well, I think you need to work on your sweep picking and use a metronome more'
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