Why We Read Literature Essay
The word literature means ‘acquaintance with letters.’ With literature we can put anything and everything into words and play it like a video for someone else to see. It is a profession where words are arranged in such a way that they describe, feelings, emotions, experiences etc. it describes society and the people living in it, what they think of it and what they want it to be.
There are many reasons to why we read literature. We could read it for information which is to learn about cultures, traditions, beliefs and attitudes. This could be to relate to other people or differentiate them from ourselves and see how different we all are even though we are all the same creatures. We can see how different people …show more content…
Through literature, an individual (literary person) can address ideas to a large/ mass audience and educate them about cultures and societies through recurring themes and their own insights thus leaving a powerful impact on its addressees.
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