Author: Edna Lucas

The reason why literature is important

Literature is an important aspect of most of the scholars. There have been a lot of scholars who have left an everlasting impression in this world. Take, for example, William Shakespeare. He has taught the world how powerful literature can be. However, over the years the importance of literature has gone far below the line.

People no longer agree with the fact that literature can be so important in the recent world. They are more inclined to the modernization of the world and have taken into technology. They find it interesting and have seen the future in this. However, there are a few reasons that would change the way people think about the world.

Expanding horizons

Literature is more than just what is written in the books. It has a wide view of thoughts that have been put front in words. It has made the reader see just beyond words. You are not limited to the horizons, it demands you to see far beyond the light and to analyze it better than ever. The view of the writers spread over a long edge and makes us see what we can’t realize by ourselves. We tend to question our existence and try to find more reasons for our intuitions and instincts.

Getting critical and thinking skills

All the literature books have something to say. To understand each and everything we need to focus on the line, the words, and symbols. We are to find connections, get in depth of the characters and find the theme. We just don’t read. We try to find the meaning out of every line that is said in the book. As we develop the skill of reading, we tend to also learn the larger grip over the details and realize the importance of the words that have been used.

A trip to the past

History and literature have a connection from the past. History isn’t a book of the past wars, struggles, dates etc. It is more than that. Through literature, we tend to know more about the past, like the discoveries and invention. There are people who had something different in them and had changed the world. It is also better to learn about a gist of the past and history than just the whole story of the history. The former tends to interest us more. The literature demonstrates the history in a unique way.

Better writing skills

Reading is the best habit that you can develop. It helps to cultivate the ability in writing and making you far better then what you are today. The books of literature have different words that have been used to describe a situation or feeling.

You would be stunned at how the writers have beautifully portrayed their thoughts and you too would try to write in a similar way. Writing is all about the intelligent way to put the words. This is the thing that you would learn. You would be a better speaker as well.

Conclusion

People who say that literature is outdated are completely wrong. It exists and will forever exist.

British Council Literature Seminar

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