Literature has a profound impact on society, whether we know it or not. Literary characters become symbols for political figures, and literary scenarios can be read as metaphors for politics and government. Children are taught what is normal by fairy tales, and epistemology and metaphysics are debated through fantasy novels.
Some who study literature see it as an arbitrary, largely aesthetic subject, rather than one that affirms, challenges, and contributes to society and culture on a day-to-day basis.
In a sometimes-humorous, sometimes-serious way, this blog is about bringing our focus back to the reasons we ought to study literature in the first place.
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