Essay Literary Masterpieces in Contemporary Society

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Literary Masterpieces in Contemporary Society
April Clark, Kristi Garcia, Deatrice Dale, & Darlene Powell
December 3, 2012
Daphne Matthews
Literary Masterpieces in Contemporary Society

Literary masterpieces are known to withstand the test of time. The passing of years, government movements, and the changing of ideas as the world grows older literary masterpieces still strive on. Literary masterpieces come in all forms; semantics, poetry (literary form), Short stories, and literature (Translations). Literary Masterpieces need an indivisible translation; even then they are still hard to understand. “Their sheer integrity and value should be protected from any unnecessarychanges in their shape and meaning
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"What defines a man deep in contemplation whose insight and thought are sure? How would he speak? How would he sit? How would he move?" The questions, which are put forth in this classic work of literature by this classic character Arjuna, are ones that have been discussed throughout the centuries following the tale and are still redefined and revisited daily in modern day America. Philosophers such as Socrates, Plato, and Confucius debated issues comparable to this one. Modern psychologists and philosophers continue to recalculate these moral debates on a variety of different scales and in reference to each new and modern change in society (What Makes a Literary Masterpiece? (Dec. 17, 2008)”.

In masterpieces of Contemporary Society “Heart of Darkness, by Joseph Conrad”, and The Love Song of J, Alfred Prufrock emphasis on the meaning of compassion, love, everyday life and allusions. The Contemporary literature also stem from stories from the bible such as John the Baptist and Lazarus. “The Heart of Darkness is based from the 19th and 20th century and is revolved around the natures of morality and evil. This masterpiece is filled with action which involves a man by the Name of Charlie who travels to Africa to explore a different type of lifestyle, a lifestyle of darkness,