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The Literary Canon

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I feel that familiarity with the works of the literary canon is only one of many ways that people can improve their reading and writing skills. Reading is easy, understanding what you read is where the challenge comes in. Some of the canonized books, such as the Bible, Shakespeare stories, Sun Tzu; The Art of War, can be very difficult to comprehend especially for people of younger ages. The whole point of reading is to comprehend and put into perspective whatever you read. There are some books, poetry and other types of reading material that are straight-forward with the message that it’s intended to convey. Then there are others that can leave you pretty perplexed as to the meaning behind the passage. Take, for example the Bible: several
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