Objective seemed to have been the word of the day last Tuesday because It was being thrown around in class during our lecture, but in all honesty, I didn’t understand what the word meant. I wasn’t aware of the literal definition of the word and so when we were discussing Description and Interpretation in our class lecture, I was a little confused because of my vague idea of what it meant in accompaniment with description. To describe a person, place, etc. in an objective manner would be with little personal association as possible, but to completely achieve that would be similar to the concept of Innocent Criticism as we learned in lecture. Which may not be a hundred percent achievable because of our inability to not feel any emotion. In order to accurately describe without any positive or negative notion, we’d have to limit ourselves which I think is very interesting.
It’s vexing to try to describe what you see without any personal depth to it. It’s of the utmost importance to try and relay what was seen to someone without giving an opinion to influence whomever is reading the review, but it has a natural partner in that what we see may have a purpose: the interpretation. Interpretation and evaluation follow after, but that comes hand in hand naturally as it was quoted o being the outcome of description feeding as the foundation to interpretation. It refined my understanding and my writing to think more thoroughly about how I construct my essays as well as remain heavily conscious of my audience.