Literature Like A Professor

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The twenty-fifth chapter of How to Read Literature Like a Professor is where Thomas C. Foster exposes the importance of freeing oneself of their preconceived notions and fulling submerging oneself into the time and situations that literature can hold. He discusses how meaning can be lost upon those who fail to clean themselves of their time period and setting and how it hinders their ability to fully understand what’s going on in between the lines. Harper Lee’s novel To Kill a Mockingbird perfectly exemplifies why someone would need to step into the shoes of the characters. It’s not especially shocking that a story about a small southern town in Alabama in the early 1930’s would be heavy with racial tension but to be able to understand the

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