The Importance Of Reading In Literature

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Literature has been around for centuries, but it depends on whether or not the current generation of people will take it up; therefore, literature has the potential to expand the knowledge of whole generations who then develop ideas of their own. In the article, “Reading Literature Makes Us Smarter and Nicer” written by Annie Murphy Paul(2013), she supports her main argument that reading is enriching and beneficial by using various scientific and psychologic resources. Similarly to Annie M. Paul, I believe that reading literature can establish populations of people to enrich their lives as well as become a person who is compassionate towards others. But in today's age of technology,there is a major discrepancy in the manner children are being …show more content…
For example, the author may have completed interviews in order to gain a scientific basis on whether or not reading can “make us better people”. According to psychologists, Raymond Mar and Keith Oatley, their studied proved that populations of people who read fiction now have the capabilities of “understanding other people” which ultimately allows another person who reads fiction to empathizes with those around them; therefore, making the reader an understanding person who has evolved. Furthermore, according to Maryanne Wolfe, a highly distinguishable women in the literature field, has claimed that, “Human beings were never born to read.” Meaning that humans acquired this skill over time, presenting a clear link to evolution, and how we humans have progresses as intellects. The same belief pertains to contemporary times because if humans continue to enrich themselves we have the potential to evolve even more than we already are. In a sense, evolution can be considered an improvement, thus making us a better …show more content…
Although, when reading on devices or tangibly, they are both identified with the same name “deep reading”. But research has shown that when reading online will create a “less engaging and less satisfying” experience, according to Paul. Evidently, Britain’s National Literacy Trust conducted study in which they compared the two different types of readers, and the organization came to the conclusion that those who read, “only...onscreen were nearly two times less likely to be above-average readers.” Research has also proved that when reading online it causes the reader to be indecisive because they are presented various options as to what they should read, unlike a physical book in which you fathom your own thoughts compared to the writer’s thoughts. Proving, that reading pieces of tangible literature allows a person to become more intellectual as they envelop themselves in a

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