Literature Lays The Foundation For An Enriched Life
"Literature adds in reality ,it does not simply describe it . It enriches the necessary competencies that daily life requires and provide ; and in this respect, it irrigates the deserts that our lives have already become"-C.S LEWIS
This is perhaps the most appropriate description of the importance of literature in our lives. Literature reminds us of stories, epics, sacred scriptures and classical works of ancient and modern times. Literature is defined as the body of written works of language, period or culture produced by scholars and researchers, specialized in a given field. Literature, in its entirety, is definitely much more than its literary meaning, which defines it as "an acquaintance to letters". It, in fact, lays the foundation of an enriched life; it adds 'life' to the 'living'.
Literature is not merely a depiction of reality ; It is rather a significant value-addition to reality. Literary works are portrayals of the thinking pattern sand social norms prevalent in a specific period in the society. Behind every book is a man; behind every man is a race; and behind race are the social and natural environments the influence of which is unconsciously reflected in the written works .Men of letters play a crucial role in national integration. Societies that have been woven into bonds of unity have always enjoyed permanence, stability and peace. Literature can move the world ;what swords could not do was done by a small poem, what legendary empire builders could not do was done by lonely thinkers.
Creative non- fictitious of the ancient times and literary journalism do classify as literature. Certain extremely technical writings, such as those on logistics and mathematics, are also perceived as a part of literature. Certain extremely technical writings, such as those on logistics and mathematics, are also perceived as a part of literature. It is through the reading of such great literary and poetic work that one understands in life. They help a person take a closer look at the different facts of life. Lives of brilliant achievers and individuals, who have made valuable contribution to the society, are sketched in their biographies. These works give the readers an insight into the lives of these famous people, while also serving as a great source of ideals.
literature serves as an enormous information base. Research works by famous inventors and notable scientists often narrate stories on their groundbreaking discoveries and inferences. Ongoing developments in the fields of science and technology are documented so that the world could know about them.
Great literary work like BIBLE,QURAN,GITA among others, provide the society with the guiding principles of life. Ancient poetic works like poets like Homer, Plato, Sappho,Horace and Virgil, Shakespeare's sonnets and notable poems by W.B Yeats are timeless. Virginia Wolf's often quoted line-"Life is not a series of gig lamps symmetrically arranged life is a luminous halo, a semi-transparent envelope surrounding us from the beginning of the consciousness to the end"-echoes of beauty of hidden literature.
Literature always has two aspects ,one of simple enjoyment and appreciation other is analysis and critical description. We need time and understanding to the ear or a noble book to the heart, We discover a whole new world of our own for moment at least ;a place of dreams and magic.
Literary writings gave birth to French revolution that had a profound effect on almost all aspects of contemporary culture. The events and ideas of the revolution were avidly discussed and debated in all devolved society, especially in Britan. Romanticism was born out of revolution. The last few decades have produced new waves of powerful criticism which have re-examined the relationship between the revolution crises and the works it shaped. Different stands of radical writing have now undergone detailed investigation as equally complex conservative responses.
Literature transcends ideology, national boundaries and racial consciousness in the same way as the individual stories and speculations.
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