Why Literature Is and Always Will Be Important

Partly to procrastinate from my actual university work, I decided to compile a list of a couple of reasons why I think that literature is a beautiful and important medium.

-The escapism

-The immersive conversations with friends about a book you have both read

-The excitement when a new book from a series you’re invested in is released

– The way a particularly well written metaphor can be relatable and be applied to real life

– The progression and changes it has been through throughout thousands of years

-The books that make you smile

-The books that make you cry

-The different forms of narrative

-The idea that every interpretation of a novel matters and is valid

-The extension and development of your imagination

-The idea that the author has poured their heart and soul into their work

-The way it can be enjoyed anywhere, be it on your sofa or on a plane

-The way it matures and advances your understanding of social and cultural issues worldwide

-The way it can take you back to a period in time that makes you feel as though you are actually there, in this moment


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2 thoughts on “Why Literature Is and Always Will Be Important

  1. I wholeheartedly agree! Literature is subjective, so one can interpret and enjoy the works in countless ways XD

    Though, the multi-interpretative nature and subjectivity is the reason on why scoring an A is kind of difficult due to the lecturers’ subjectivity 😦

    Great post!

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    1. Thank you so much! Yes, I agree that due to lecturer’s personal opinions it’s hard to know what they want you to write. But as my lecturer says, as long as you can back your opinion up with evidence and support it then it’s completely valid 😄


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