Perhaps one of the most important aspects of having literature available to us is that we can learn from it and broaden our way of thinking. There are various pieces of Literature out there for us to read and deeply analyze. In one of my previous English courses the professor had us read a piece of work then analyze our thoughts of the work. We then went on to read various excerpts by different authors. Of course I was cranky about reading so much, however I am glad I read all that was assigned because it was very knowledgeable as they all had different opinions of the work and each interpreted it very differently. In the end, I had a newfound appreciation towards literature and the various ways of analyzing a piece of work even though I may have to read it more than once to understand it.
The past is what shape our present and with the great works of Literature we can study past events and gain insight as to what really happened. From the wars that took place many years ago, to the days of Jesus Christ, we use literature to educate ourselves of events that took place a long time ago. With literature, we are able to look into the eyes of a World War 2 soldier and see the events or even feel the emotions and pain they experienced as they were writing. This gives the reader the feeling as if they were right beside the soldier in battle fighting for their lives. I can feel the hurt or pain that someone was experiencing just by reading his or her words. History and literature go together hand in hand. It would be hard to learn about our history if literature were unavailable to us. Without the written words of another human being, there would not be a story told or information to learn of. As long as humans have emotions and feelings, literature will always be written. As long as literature is written, it will be read.
Being a parent,