Sartre Why Read Analysis

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Why Read
In the modern world, in the times of the machines and the rapid development of information technologies, reading remains popular, furthermore, it is probably one of the most educational and preferred activities that a person can do. Why is it so? Why do people continue to dig into books while they can just turn on the TV or the laptop and watch some entertaining show or a film, which need neither concentration on the depicted material nor the careful thinking? For example, in the past reading was cultivated and highly encouraged, there even was a substitute for it in the religious sermon and in the oral tradition. As far as I know, in the Victorian century, housekeepers were gathering a whole family for an hour or so in the evenings
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He does not express his personal emotional life, his problems or troubles in his texts and does not impart organicity and aesthetic value. Sartre thinks that the writer himself does not give life to the text, which is full of lifeless letters before the reader approaches it. There is a one strictly rule: an author always writes for the sake of readers, who discovers the book, as if it had already existed. Writer, however, intentionally becomes unbiased and distort the reality to create art by producing a gap. The readers, who impart their consciousness into the animated text, are filling this gap. In other words, a writer is the one, who gives birth to the lifeless texts but a reader is the one, who gives life to it, that is why we can say that the complete structure of the text is created by the union of the two. So, Sartre’s theory is called a «Reader Response …show more content…
All of this is essential to catch the correct message or to learn the right lessons from the writer’s works. Orwell mentioned that in his essay «Why I write», he said that no one could access a writer’s motives without knowing something of his early development. He also said that the author’s subject matter would be determined by the age he lived in — at least this was true in tumultuous, revolutionary ages like his own. Each book has its own story, often sour. I can say that the George Orwell stories — such as 1984, based on the real events — depicts what he saw and experienced himself, because — as far as we know the history, — this novel describes what was happening in the totalitarian regimes, or rather what could happen in the nearest future. Fortunately for us, the story turned out differently, totalitarianism was overthrown, but, nevertheless, many people of those times were feared and scared for their own future which they could only see in the dark colours. So, why should people read? We should read not only for entertainment but to remember our own

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