The importance of literature to humanity

What good literature can do and does do -- far greater than any importation of morality -- is touch the human soul. Literature is definitely much more than its literary meaning, which defines it as 'an acquaintance to letters'. As I relayed in my literary and spiritual memoirthe books I have read over a lifetime have shaped my worldview, my beliefs, and my life as much as anything else.

Second, reading literature helps you to think clearly, write clearly and speak clearly. In fact, it lays the foundation of a fulfilling life. Literature is also a tool for the foundation of a religion. Literature enables people to see through the lenses of others, and sometimes even inanimate objects; therefore, it becomes a looking glass into the world as others view it.

Due to a whole new world they create through words, or due to their characters that the readers can relate to, these books attract children.

effects of literature on human life

It is a journey that is inscribed in pages, and powered by the imagination of the reader. It provides growth, strengthens our minds and gives us the ability to think outside the box. Anne Frank, a Jewish girl who was a victim of the Holocaust during the reign of Hitler in Nazi Germany, was only an innocent youth when she wrote a diary that details her life and struggles as a captive during that time.

When I was first introduced to Literature in Secondary 1, I had problems engaging with the subject.

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How Reading Makes Us More Human