As people read literature, it can pose many benefits to them by offering help in their lives. One of these benefits is that it warns people about hubris and teaches them to happy with what they have in life and not sad about what they don’t. There are some classic writings, such as Harrison Bergeron, by Kurt Vonnegut, and Macbeth, by Shakespeare, which are prime examples of pieces of literature which have subliminal messages warning us to not be over ambitious. There are also contemporary writings, specifically an article about Trump, by Callum Borchers, which give us examples of present day people who are being affected by their own ego. When people read others writing, whether it is contemporary or classic literature, they are taught about how it is human nature to always want more than they currently have and the dangers that can arise from not being humble, which helps shape their identity and can be used as a guide throughout life.
Certain words like ‘grins’ and ‘lies’ add more effect to what the poet is saying. Contrary, these lines apply to every mankind as we all at some point or other wear a mask for various different reason; to escape reality, cover our reality, maybe we are shy, and we think other people will judge us or any other reason. No matter the subject that literature is used in it helps develops the important skill of critical thinking. I always felt that a discussion about a work or a book was a waste of time and I did not realize how helpful they were. Being able to have a discussion about a book requires the student to think about the book in new ways.
Why we read? We read because reading benefits our body, inspires us to be better people, and expands our capabilities to be imaginative, creative and empathetic. A negative stigma about reading has developed in the current century: that reading is a mere pastime, that it is a taxing chore [or labour], and simply a hobby for the elderly or people with time on their hands. But reading is much more than this. In recent years, research into the benefits of reading has shown us that reading helps to improve focus, concentration and memory.
This could not be done without reading fictional books that encouraged their creativity to create this magical land that is loved by millions around the world. Another example as to the importance of reading fiction is that it broadens our imagination. Why has our world developed so rapidly with advancing technology and the invention of computers? The reason for it is that imagination sparks imagination. Our minds are stretched to the exposure of others’ originality.
Mainly, the book receive several recognitions; for example, this book is known for winning a Pulitzer Prize for Fiction after being on the bestseller list for more than 40 weeks, defining at the end this work as classic of modern American literature. The reason that I decided to read this book is because it talks about the problems that were faced and change every aspect of society until today in one place that was form and spreads around the world, equality among the people, that are still need to be prevented or controlled, so we can say this writing helps to educate the minds of young and older ones, something I admired and interest on to read every word it presents. There is the main character playing as the narrator of her own story, seeing her as a tomboy that understands throughout the story the reality of the world she is living on from a young age,
While an outright rejection of the ability of literature to identify universal human desires and unite us according to these desires would be difficult to uphold, literature also has the potential to draw our attention to deep-seated differences and divisions that make claims of universality problematic. In a sense, even readers of a work of literature who have different and even clashing views of that work can be brought together into a kind of community to discuss and attempt to resolve the divisions and different viewpoints that a work of literature bring to light. For instance, literature that has evoked debates about censorship draw attention to significant differences between readers, as some argue that censoring a book is a violation of the fundamental right of free speech, while others assert that language that is hurtful and offensive to some should not be published or read by students in school. Mark Twain’s novel "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" is a pertinent example of an instance where censorship has divided readers because of its use of racial slurs. Differing positions on whether or not the book itself is racist because of its use of racial slurs or if it uses this language to draw attention to the racism of the time has long divided readers, indicating that while there may be a common desire for readers to feel a sense of belonging and community in the
In the world of literature nature plays a very role to set the mood of the text. The creative artist uses nature to reveal both comic and tragic aspects of human life. Nature itself acts as one the most dominating characters in text which exercises its powerful impression upon the character. It helps to expose their inner and abstract feelings which can’t be understood by the common reader. It can repair all disgrace and calamity in the life of man.
Literature in its broadest sense is any written work. It attempts to provide entertainment, enlightenment, or instruction to the reader. Literature has always been a tool for the development of human society in all its means and also to know the history of human traditions, cultures and the writings which had played a pivotal role in the upliftment of the society. Through a literary text we can have a glance of the past happenings in the society, its transformations which had framed up the present society. Literature is of several types but Drama, Poetry, Short Story and Novel/Fiction occupies the major section of Literature.
“Literature is one of the most interesting and significant expressions of humanity” -P.T. Barnum Literature is written to inspire and influence the readers. Usually, literature records the thoughts of great mind. Literature attracts the readers in two ways; one is through its matter and another through its manner. To be specific, through its matter, literature attracts the reader and is interesting for him in some way or the other.
Literature has had a deep impact to human nature either implictly or explictitly. There are numerous short stories in which you can glean the context of human nature such as greed,pride and selfishness. Through a great deal of time Literature has provided us with deep insights to what our human nature actually is. For example, if we take the short story "The Yellow Wallpaper" contains many insights into human nature. The story focuses on a young married woman who is suffering depression and her wild obsession with the wallpaper.