Permalink for this paragraph 0 What I took from chapter four of Texts and Contexts is that that in regard to reader response criticism there is no one correct way to read a text. Every text is open to a wide number of responses from the reader. A reader’s personal experiences and particular points of view are always going to play a key role in the reader’s interpretation. In reader response criticism it is the reader who inserts life into the work through his active interpretation. The reader plays an active role in re-creatingthe work through his own understanding. I appreciate the agency which is given to the reader in reader response criticism. Allowing the reader to bring his own psychology and viewpoint into the works adds another layer of richness to the work.