Essay On Imaginative In Literature

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Terry Eagleton claims that literature was becoming the same as ‘imaginative. ' Writing about things that didn’t exist was more valued by the audience, and it was more exciting to read than reading about things that are in existence. The term ‘imaginative’ holds more than one interpretation when referring to the previous statement; its meaning is ambiguous. Its descriptive term means something literally not true while its descriptive term means visionary or inventive. As a reader of literature, I agree with Eagleton’s claim of how imaginative refers to things that aren’t in agreement with facts and reality, and it uses visionary but it isn’t inventive, and it doesn’t create original thoughts. Christina Rossetti’s “Goblin Market” and Alfred Tennyson’s “The Lady of Shalott” reflect Eagleton’s idea of using imaginative in literature through imagination…show more content…
The lady sees the world through her mirror; this means that what she sees through her mirror is imagination and reflection of reality and not the reality as it is. The lady expresses her dissatisfaction of those reflections by saying “I am half-sick of…show more content…
Goblin Market and The Lady of Shalott use imagination to reflect those thoughts. The supernatural elements, such as the goblins and the cursed lady carry the ideas of the society. The supernatural also holds within itself the beliefs of good and evil and using imagination in literature helps to reflect society’s point of views and the concerns. Imagination also extracts several values recognized by the society and represents them in new ways. In the “Goblin market” the goblins and their effect on Laura, spread the message of how girls give up to temptation and lose their morality. It also gives the message of sisterhood and the benefits of sister’s support of each other, in other words, it spreads
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