>Think of great idea for my final year Literature thesis
>It's already been done by someone two years ago
Is there such thing as an original piece of critical analysis?
I had the idea to approach a particular work of fiction through the lens of a particular sub-school of political/artistic theorists. I googled the two and found just one thesis on a public database which had done the same. I and the other person might not draw the same conclusions, but we would be discussing the same primary issues which are overtly evident in both the fictional work, and the writing of that school of politics/aethetics.
What I thought original was the application of that political school's theory to that fictional work. Is that what makes a thesis original? or could I still save myself by combining the political thought and the fictional work together in a better way?
I "understand" Wittgenstein perfectly well.
Where, in my two word post, did I show any semblance of misinformation?
Clarity of discussion requires sincerity, not irony. I am and have been participating in the correct language-game. You, however, are not.