Science and art rarely come hand in hand, therefore when viewing literature you chose one side of the spectrum. Viewing literature as a form of art, as opposed to scientifically allows the reader to go deeper into the meaning of the text. Science is said to be facts which allow no room for interpretation. However, viewing literature as a form of art allows the reader to decide what they think the text is about. Art is looked at closely and broken apart, to get everything out of it that you can. So, by dissecting forms of literature you will learn more then reading only the words. It is difficult to make personal connections with scientific literature, so if the tables are turned and you're looking at the same text as a form of art it may be easier to make those personal connections.
When looking at a piece of text scientifically, you can only read the words. However, reading it as a form of art allows the reader to interpret it in their own way. The definition of science is as follows "a branch of knowledge or study dealing with a body of facts or truths systematically arranged and showing the operation of general laws." This is stating that science is facts, which leads nothing to the imagination, and no spaces to be filled in. The definition of art is as follows "the quality, production, expression, or realm, according to aesthetic principles, of what is beautiful, appealing, or of more than ordinary significance." This is clearly stating there is more than one option for things. "The man ate a red apple as he looked out the window" Looking at this scientifically, there are only 12 words, but as a form of art; why is he eating a red apple? Why is he just staring out the window? Maybe red signifies anger and he is really looking angrily out the window. You learn more and get more out of text if you can interpret it in your own way.
A form of art is usually broken apart and/or looked at closely, which usually involves knowing; when it was written, by...
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