In contemporary literary world, the weakening of literary criticism has been a universally acknowledged fact. Among various causes, the inadequacy of cultural effects is a primary one. This existing problem actually has much to do with the critics' insufficient awareness of the function of literary criticism in which their subjectivity is actively involved. Literary criticism has two major dimensions: aesthetic quality appreciation and art label identification. Both of them make up the fundamental functions of literary criticism.
Journal of Hangzhou Teachers College