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Why We Study Literature

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Why we study literature, and its influence on the 21st century. Man has for many centuries, used literature as a medium to express his thoughts, to educate and inform the masses, and literature has been used as a textual tool for pleasure. With the coming and strong influences of the ‘Technological New Age’, the fundamentals of literature (reading to educate oneself) have been side tracked to make way for mass media and giant companies that produce technological gadgets such as cellular phones, iPods and play games. In-between the riff raff of the New Age, children now do not have the time to sit down and read a book; therefore, the only literature children come across is at school, including the limited time spent in a library, solely used for educational purposes other than reading for general knowledge. Other than that, the internet is used for research and projects; although, one might argue that this may be included as another form of literature. Authors like JK Rowling, are o...

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