Essay on How Literature Affects Our Lives

1486 Words Jul 8th, 2015 null Page
Literature has always been a huge part of our life, whether it was a book we were invested in or a Shakespeare play we were exposed to in school. From a young age, we were introduced to literature as if it was the most sacred thing in the world. As we aged, the literature we explored became more and more broad that needed further analyzing. Literature has shaped who we are, entertained us and comforted us in ways no human can. From this point on, two successful men expressed their opinion about the value of literature. Similar to Michael Meyer, I also believe that we should keep valuing literature to the best of our ability because it enhances our understanding in an emotional aspect, brings pleasure to our lives, and develops our skills in different ways all to achieve the career of our dreams.

Studying literature helps us develop many different and useful skills that will not only benefit us while we study, but in the real world as well. First of all, there are the basic skills we build and improve on while reading: analyzing the novel, visualizing the scenes, inferring what will happen next and critical thinking. These skills help us focus on our schoolwork and do well in our courses. The other skills that we improve while we are reading will help us land a job in our ideal workplace as well as build interpersonal skills: coherent writing, public speaking, reasoning and problem solving. The study of literature engages me in all kinds of skills because I am wrapped…

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