Offbeat — 10 February 2014


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Why Do We Study Literature

Literature is a field of study that refers to spoken and written stuff ranging from fictional writing to technical works. It is a way to communicate effectively with others, as well as to learn deeply about other cultures. Literature gives a direction to life and opens up a new world for us to experience. When we read books, stories, poems and plays, all provide us an insight into a world of imagination along with a world of growth and evolution. This not only helps us become more creative, but also makes us evolve better as a person.

Literature further lets us interpret different writings in a variety of ways. We can have a better understanding of different literary approaches when we understand literature itself. Our argumentative and analytical abilities develop through a study of literature. It also develops an artistic side of ours, as it communicates with us. Literature is a global way of understanding the beauty of writings and artistic works. Thus, its knowledge helps us appreciate such work at any location across the world. It supports our understanding of the hidden meanings behind various types of writing work.

Many of us enjoy good writing works and that is our simple motive to study literature. Some individuals only get pleasure out of literary writings and artwork. Thus, they learn them so they can also appreciate related works. However, literature always broadens our perspectives and horizons. We receive a glimpse of our own emotions and feelings in the literary works that we read. This helps us know ourselves and other people in a better way. Our higher-order thinking abilities develop through a study of literature. Literature is very entertaining for those of us who study it. It satisfies our souls just like many other sources of entertainment. Thus, it directs us to a wiser way to live life.

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Written by Anupam Jolly

With a bachelor’s degree in technology and over five years of experience in online content generation and distribution, Anupam Jolly has been creating and editing content spanning across a variety of domains. An avid environmentalist, Anupam Jolly believes that if humans can degrade the environment, they can save it from disaster too.

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With a bachelor’s degree in technology and over five years of experience in online content generation and distribution, Anupam Jolly has been creating and editing content spanning across a variety of domains. An avid environmentalist, Anupam Jolly believes that if humans can degrade the environment, they can save it from disaster too.

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