Importance Of Literature In Life

Submitted By cmlavin
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Dan Arroyo
English 10
Period 6

Literature teaches people important lessons about life. Literature is real and is able to connect to the lives of people. Literature is also very important because it teaches lessons with realistic stories. Three works of literature that I learned the most important lessons from are The Great Gatsby, Mockingbird, and Catcher in the Rye. Primarily, the Great Gatsby taught me a valuable lesson on the risks and rewards of going after certain dreams or goals. Jay Gatsby wanted to get the love of his life. He had all these huge parties just to see if she would show up. At the end of the story he ended up dead. For each dream or goal you try to achieve there are certain risks and rewards you have to weigh out. Also this piece of literature shows you that not everything goes the way you wish. Most novels end in a way where they achieve their dream or goal but not The Great Gatsby. Additionally, Mockinbird is another novel that teaches people a great lesson. It teaches readers to follow what you believe in and to not care what people think about your actions. When Atticus defended Tom Robinson all the white people in the town thought he was doing the wrong thing but he didn’t care. He did what he knew was right. That earned him a lot of respect. This novel is realistic because in life you will have to make a decision about what you want to do and what you should do. Further more, Catcher in the Rye teaches a valuable lesson on