Remembrance: Why the Study of Literature Is Important Essay

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Kasi Kaye Iliopoulus, author of Living in Light, Love and Truth, once identified in one of her novels that “knowledge without application is simply knowledge. Applying the knowledge to one’s life is wisdom — and that is the ultimate virtue.” Iliopoulus is saying that without the application of knowledge in the world, then knowledge is quite simply useless. In this, my senior year of high school, I have voluntarily and involuntarily had the pleasure of recollecting from the memories that I have gained from my high school experience. I have made good memories with friends, gained an education that will advance me into the world, and been taught truths that will remain manifested within my mind. Many of the writer and authors of the past have placed within their works a central message to instill within their reader’s minds a better view of the world. Also, does the study of Literature hold any value in the world? Why must Literature be taught in school? Do these truths insert significance within this study? Throughout these past four years of English, through the many works that have been studied, and through all of the knowledge that has been taught, the reader has learned many lessons that are plausible to impact his or her life whether they choose to listen or not; however, all in all, readers owe many of the universal themes to the works that I have read.
Our Town, written by Thornton Wilder, follows closely the lives of Emily Webb and George Gibbs as the audience and the…

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