Jessica Christy Klayton Kendall English 121 7 September 2015 A Better Understanding In the essay ‘Disliking Books” Gerald Graff claims that he has an “advantage teaching literature”. That advantage is attributed to the fact he felt animosity and fear towards books growing up. He didn’t understand what he was to say about these books that never related to him. Or why he was supposed to say these things. Understanding the confusion about these things and knowing that there is more than one way to get to the goal, loving and understanding literature, is the true reason that Graff has an advantage as a literature teacher.
After reading the required readings from Cervantes’ Don Quixote, I found that the story did not compel me very much on its own, and the writing was dense and difficult to get through. Although I felt a similar problem reading Chabon’s Gentlemen of the Road, I found the story much more appealing, to the point where I could overcome my dislike for the style. Although there are many clever and witty parts in Cervantes’ novel, the story never interested me enough to push through the difficult diction; I continued reading because it was required for class. Also, the story irritated me because I felt that someone needed to truly intervene and stop this poor, mentally ill man from harming himself further. He ends up losing his ear to his endeavors and yet the people around him chose to continue his narrative for their own selfish gain.
Professional readers are people who analyze the book. The status seekers read only what is popular in order to be accepted by a group of people. These readers are “entirely dominated by fashion”, and will not like a book if the dedications start with a “to” instead of “for”. Lewis explains that the only literary experience a reader may have is when they are young and reading late in bed, underneath the sheets. The devotees of culture are a group of readers who read as well as visit art galleries, and concert rooms in order to improve themselves.
The reason why students should read more challenging novels are because they learn new things, and they could also learn how to act in a certain situation based on the type of challenging story they read. Many people also feel that this book is irrelevant to student’s lives. However, kids should learn what life would be like for kids at their age in a different time period. Like what was stated before, in a history class, when we learn about the history, we learn about the straight facts, not as much of the personal lives of people living in that time. Since the novel is showing the personal recollections of one boy in the time period, students can identify the similarities between the two lessons.
Lewis portrays his broad knowledge of literature to the reader throughout the book. The readers are left with knowing that the author himself knows what he’s trying to persuade. In his book, Lewis does not include the reviews of female towards literature. Hence, a reader may argue this to be sexist. The way he states “we, the literary” (Lewis, 40) may not be very appealing to women.
People these days also seek for therapies that are direct and time –limited and existential therapy sessions can be a lengthy process as some clients are not well versed in verbal communications or are not as expressive as some people thus making very few people to opt existential therapy as their choice. (book 4) It is also one of the biggest limitations of this therapy if a client is reluctant or unable to get involved in deep self-exploration or critical thinking of the values and meaning in their life. This is because they have very little choices as their environment restricts them from making a change in the direction of their lives. Despite being one of the most influential theory, the attention toward existential theory has declined over the years as there was more emphasis on the accountability of the treatment and growth of structured and empirically supported theories such as
Due to this fact, it's best for one to understand why they gave up on silent films and what makes watching them so difficult in our current age. People usually give up on silent films for three reasons. The first is due to a lack of dialogue. If one was to think about it, dialogue is one of the most important elements in a film and to the film’s audience. Since silent films don’t actually contain any type of verbal dialogue that can be heard by the audience, this missing element makes it extremely difficult for most people to both watch and understand what is happening in the film.
Many argue, however, that many who read already contain empathy skills and never gain any empathy skills through reading. Another argument is that fiction books do not bring awareness of different events, for fiction books create stories that are far from reality in this world. Nevertheless, using logic and examples, the argument that literature does, in fact, improve our empathy and awareness, are stronger than those who oppose. With this in mind, reading fiction can potentially enhance social skills to students who are more empathetic and aware of the events of the people around them. Through reading literature for school or pleasure, teens have the chance to improve their awareness of the constant challenges that many people face around them; this improving skill can increase the desire to read more literature so that teens have an understanding of the world that they never had before.
For many people, literature is just some story created in the minds of authors to provide enjoyment for readers. Others think literature is just pointless words on a page that won’t help them in life in any way. However, they are wrong. While literature is indeed stories created by authors, it has the power to inspire many people for the better; it can help people gain self-esteem, overcome hardships, and inspire them to become better people. There are many reasons for reading a variety of literature.
Books have a history of impacting the views of the masses, influencing thought and bringing about the most spectacular inventions; the Bible, Uncle Tom’s Cabin, The Republic, and so many more. With books playing such a role in society, it is hard to imagine a world without literature. This is the goal of Ray Bradbury’s book, Fahrenheit 451: to explore a world where reading is outlawed, and to show how books, or the lack of, change the way people feel and connect. The general people who do not read, including the protagonist, Guy Montag, seem discontent with their lives and derive no real joy. Conversely, the readers and the thinkers are kinder, bolder, and humorous; Faber and Clarise, for example, leave powerful impacts on Montag with their thinking.