Literature: The Way of Life
In literature a person is introduce to a new world of experience that connect their language, culture and tradition to the readers and listeners. Writers write in reflecting on things that happen in their culture and life that affect society. Their spirit are always looking for a way to express them self to others. With their creativity they expose those feelings that can not rest until is unfold. This paper will focus on how Literature can affect society ways of living.
The reader must experience the reading with same spirit in which was written. Those unfold story become a scenario for some who have experienced something similar. That will make a connection between the writer and reader, a connection that will open up a friendship between the two. Sometimes the reader will not know what is next. For example in “A Rose for Emily” story by Faulkner (Di Yanni 2007 pg 79-84). He has a unique way of telling story. The way he narrate the story is not in chronological sequences in progression making the story interesting, but difficult for some reader to follow. For instance when looking the events chronologically, Emily buys poison, suddenly Homer disappears and a horrible unpleasant smell surrounds the house. Surprising is that Miss Emily has slept for many years with her dead lover. Faulkner, in his unique way, does not let reader know and let them discover, bit by bit, why this novel woman is now a “fallen monument”.
It is not until the final section that the entire story about Miss Emily is reveal. It has been unfold that her father has denied her male companionship, she desperate for human love. But by killing Homer she brought to herself a total loneliness. For that reason she keeps her lover dead body in bed.
It brings memories to some readers when they have someone in their family that recently passed away. Maria lost her mother, a humble lady, which never left home but to see her doctors when necessary, was not alone...