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   Post New Message in folder E-Forum Topic 1 : 1. How would you define ‘literature’? Do include the genres that you feel constitute literature? As a reader do you feel that literature impacts on shaping your views about certain issues?| | |

 Post New Message in folder E-Forum Topic 2 : 2. What is the function of literature? Do you think the Education Ministry is right in incorporating English literature in the learning of English? Why or why not?| | |

 Post New Message in folder E-Forum Topic 3 : 3. Would you consider television programs such as soap operas and sitcoms as ‘literature’? How do you justify your opinion?| Literature to me is the mirror of society and a form of art. The study of literature allows people to develop new ideas and new way of thinking about the world. It can help individual to present themselves as educated members of society. It is capable of bringing about different emotions and a general sense of “Spiritual” well-being. Literature is also crucial to learn stylistic and artistic conventions for communication and writing. Studying literature is an enriching, eye-opening experience.literature also represent books of various genres specifically written to appeal to, educate, inform, and entertain readers. In reading, readers’ needs include a need for liberation from the restraints and confines of everyday life, a need for beauty and order, a need for healthy change, a need for information and knowledge about the world and its people, and a need to identify the self with themes, ideas and issues larger and more expansive than the self. As such,  literature and its illustration have an enormous impact on shaping development, including views, values, social behavior, and others . If we look at the interdependent connection between illustrations and text and its impact on social development, we need only explore various depictions of minorities or, specifically, African Americans in children's books through time. Accuracy and validity of text are no more nor no less important than accuracy and validity of illustrations in shaping attitudes among children. In her book Shadow and Substance, Rudine Sims (p. 49) uses the term "culturally cAbstract:Literature is the mirror of society and a form of art. The study of English literature allows people to develop new ideas and new way of thinking about the world. It can help individual to present themselves as educated members of society. It is capable of bringing about different emotions and a general sense of “Spiritual” well-being. Literature is also crucial to learn stylistic and artistic conventions for communication and writing. Studying literature is an enriching, eye-opening experience.Introduction:Literature is a topic that can be interesting and easy to learn. The study of English literature begins in high school and continues in college. Studying literature allows us to understand the philosophical movements and ideas that permeated a particular culture at particular time. What is the role of literature in the lives of individuals and society?The Role of Literature:Literature has two roles, an active, engaging role and a passive, reflective role. The active role represents the very action of reading. This role is a significant part of an individual’s development. From reading an individual forms ideas and concepts about the world in which they live. These ideas and concepts form together into an ideology of sort. From this ideology stems individual motivation, action, and engagement.The second role is distinguishable from the first in that it is a thing observed, rather than a thing done. The reflective role of literature is to show society the history of ideologies, of thought and of action. It allows the individual to understand how a society functioned and why it functioned that way.“Literature is thought provoking, it allows us to raise questions and gives us a deeper understanding of issues and situation”. Said Judith...
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