A NOTE TO THE READER
d iscuion of the action and tho ught o the wor k
consideration and a concie rpretion of its r-
tistic merits a its siicance.
They are innd s a supplemen aid the serious student.
They seve to m om interminable nd distractn nottak ing clss so that he may liten nllnty to what the istructor is sayig, and to the cass discussion, mking setve not on these, sure i the kowled that he ha a basic understndig of the work. They are aso help in prepng for n examination, etng the burden of tring to rerd the
sure and sorting through note to d that which is of
impornce. THESE NOTES AR NOT A SUBSTITUTE FOR THE TEXT ITSELF OR FOR THE CLASSROOM DISCUSSION OF THE TXT, AD STUDNTS WHO SO EM TO USE THEM IN THIS WY ARE DENYIG THEMSELVES TH VERY EDUCATION THAT THEY ARE PRESUMABLY GIVING THEIR MOST VITAL YEARS TO ACHIEVE. These crti evautios have bn
by exrt who have hd some yeas'
the works or who have s kowlede
the xt. hey are not, however, contrvertible. No litera judgment are. There are may interpretations of any t work of rature, and even coicting view have vaue for student ad techer, nce the aim not for the student to accept unquestionably ny one nretion, but to ake his o. The goa of uction s not the unquestioning accepnce of any
inrpretion, but the development of n individual' criticl
The exrence of on of tudents over
y yr h show that Notes uch as these are a auable utionl tl and, roperly us, n contribu mrily to the at en o literature (to whic, y te way, te teacin o iteratre i tse ony a subsidia)-tht is, to the heighnig of rception and awareness, the extendig of spathy, and the attaient of maturity by liv i, n Srtes' faous pase, "the exa life.