April Jean Delos Santos
1. What is the significance of studying the different worlds as experienced by poets, dramatist, essayist, storytellers, playwrights, and writers? Studying Literature can be an eye-opening experience. Reading some great works of World Literature helps us understand things even ourselves. Because by reading we are exposing ourselves to new ideas, we begin to have better judgment on things and we benefit from other’s point of view. We understand ourselves by putting ourselves in the characters’ shoes or seeing our own personalities in literature. It serves as a mirror revealing naked truth about ourselves we often understated and neglected. The significance of studying the different worlds as experienced by poets, dramatist, essayist, storytellers, playwrights, and writers is that it helps us understand their masterpieces. Understanding great works of art requires studying the history of them. Knowing what period did it made as literature is a preserved heritage of every artist who made the precious great works of art. Knowing their races, cultures and beliefs also helps us to understand them and their works. The only other way to have such a personal understanding of others' beliefs are to adopt them yourself--which most of us aren't willing to do. If you understand where other people are coming from, you are better equipped to communicate meaningfully with them and so them with you. Literature became the way to express each author’s feelings and opinion. By writing, they expressing themselves and as a reader, we read to understand and see what the artists are expressing. It’s like they saying things to their readers indirectly. So by knowing at what time they write their works, how their worlds revolve by that time, for example, when you look at the 19th century, it's easier to understand the time period when you consider the Romantics' rebellion...
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