Literature In Shakespeare, C. S. Lewis And James Patterson

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Shakespeare, C.S. Lewis and James Patterson are all great writers and storytellers. They all write a thing call literature which is really anything that is written work. There are many different kinds of literature, a story or novel is one kind; a poem or sonnet is another. In school, students must read a variety of different literary works by a variety of authors. Although we have learn it in school, many people don’t think literature is really all that important or necessary for life; but I beg to differ. Literature is a key factor in life for many reasons; here are a few: it is entertaining, it teaches us valuable lessons and it gives us insight on how others think and react. Reading should not be monitored; it should be encouraged. …show more content…
Throughout history civilizations rose and fell, but how do we know they even existed? Through their writings and literature of course. Without these writings we could never learn and grow from the mistakes and failures of the past; we would never be able to create a good future. In addition to that, authors have the ability to place important messages and teaching in their writings without us--the reader-- even noticing they are there. Using literature I have learn dozens of lessons on how to behave and react in different circumstances, an example of this is how to react in the face of danger--stand firm and trust in God. You can say that you only learn stuff from books when you are old enough to understand them, but that 's not true; kids can learn a lot from books as well. My niece Tenley had no idea how to share; she wouldn’t let any other kid play with her stuff. But that all changed when my sister read her a book on sharing; now we can 't get her to stop. As you can see, books and literature teaches us everything we know, but it is also capable of connecting us as people of different …show more content…
A good author should be about to show you what they think the world is like. In a way, an author should be able to give you his or her glasses so that you are capable of seeing life through their eyes. Using literature we are able to ‘adjust our lenses’ and our worldview to see why the writer says what they say. An example from my life would be when I read this book about 4 sisters who all ended up becoming queens of 4 different countries and their struggles. Through this the author wanted to tell us that even back then when girls had no power, women were still responsible for great things, just behind the scenes. Using literatures ‘lense’ we can see the world in a different light and learn to empathise with others, which is extremely important if you ask

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