Monday, 26 November 2012


Literature is perhaps the most beautiful and important art I know of. By indulging ourselves in writing, we can get in touch with our emotions, while at the same time contributing hugely to the world of ideas and creativity. By indulging in reading, we can help ourselves grow, and open our minds to new possibilities. Good literature can eradicate narrow-mindedness, while bad literature can increase it. But what one sees as good or bad literature is based on personal opinion and I would rather not debate that here.
Literature has infinitely many forms – poetry, drama, fiction, non fiction, et al. In fact, this variety is perhaps its most wonderful aspect. Literature makes us reflect on what we read, and makes the mind curious to discover more. We may interpret the author's message using a mythological, sociological, psychological, historical, or plainly logical approach.

Literature is more important than just a historical or cultural artifact - it introduces us to new worlds of experience. We may even grow and evolve through our literary journey with books. Literature speaks to us, it is universal, and it affects us. After reading any form of literature, the reader carries something from it - whether it be a viewpoint, a feeling, or simply knowledge – and brings it into society. Even when it is ugly, literature is beautiful.

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