Tuesday, August 30
So, in class yesterday, if I can pretend to understand what my professor was actually saying, we were encouraged to begin thinking about our own literary theories instead of trying to adopt somebody else's theory. I think I'll try that now.
O.K. So this is what I think about literature:
+ANYTHING CAN BE LITERATURE
I think that is the goal of writing. To write something good. Even if it is informative, it can be well-written in the sense that it has some sort of appeal and encourages the reader to keep reading.
+IT IS FUN
Literature should not be something you labor over(when reading-writing is another story). It is supposed to be enjoyed, because it is a piece of art.
+IT HAS KNOWLEDGE
When we read, we always read for knowledge. Even if it is non-fiction, we are reading in order to gain access to information that creates a fictional world. Whether that knowledge is valuable or not depends on the reader.
And I guess that's about it. Those a my literary beliefs.