Response should be at least 75 words in length and address two or more of the following points:
- Do you agree with your classmates’ perspectives? Why, or why not? Be specific.
- Ask a specific question to encourage further discussion on the topic.
- Challenge your classmates’ interpretation of literature and/or point of view.
- Do a small amount of research and share what you learn with your peers about the topic discussed in this post.
The power of literature offers recreation, sill it’s primary purpose is to expand the mind of the reader. Whether your reading a book, poem, novel or short story you can travel a thousands miles without moving an inch. Reading literature allows a person to get into the feelings of the character and the subject matter. By the novel’s climax, the reader should be able to identify with the lead…Some words, convey lightness, humor or passion.
I agree with Clugston’s quote regarding the perceptions and values of literature. The emotional connection is not all there today. Now a days I rarely hear anyone talking about crawling up on the coach and getting comfortable with a good book. Reading a book and reading on the internet has changed literacy. Sometimes a writers primary purpose is hidden in clue words or symbols. You may have to carefully break down certain ares to understand the story and the authors intent. It requires mental engagement. When reading online you may be dealing with the everyday distractions of email, Facebook, Twitter etc…pop ups. Life in general has it’s complexities and the internet can cause you to lose focus.