Blog Post #4

Why do we seek value and meaning in literature?

Literature has often been a form of emotional catharsis for writers. Through their literary works, writers try and convey their feelings about a particular matter at hand or some personal issue. However, sometimes writers try and educate readers regarding the wrong doings of society as a whole. This is why I think we seek value and meaning in literature. We as a race have become so immune to the pressures and confines of society that we follow a set pattern or routine that has been laid in front of us without ever questioning it. I think that some writers recognize these societal flaws and try and isolate themselves from such confines. Through their works, they try and educate readers. Those who seek meaning and value in literature realize these societal constraints and want to break away from them. Literature provides the escape that they look for in search of their own truth on the matter.

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