The Role Of The Human Condition In Literature

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Like all art, literature serves as a medium of expression. Both cerebral philosophers and heartbroken teenagers have used (and continue to use) writing as a way to convey thoughts, ideas, and stories. Out of all of these, describing someone’s life story is particularly difficult; life is an enigma that can be hard to depict using written prose. Nonetheless, some intrepid writers take on this daunting task. For instance, the authors of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (Rebecca Skloot), Outliers (Malcolm Gladwell), In Cold Blood (Truman Capote), and The Writing Life (Annie Dillard) all use written expression to comment on the human condition.
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