Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Thought Experiment: Great Literature

As I grow older, I realize that a number of the great literature really are great.  Not altogether sure if it's due to a maturing mind, or if it's simply that when I was younger I was still mired in the falsehoods being taught. 

If the latter, great literature is still useful for teenagers as long as they aren't wallowing in a false reality (re: Feminism).  If the former, then English classes would be greatly improved by not trying to trudge through dreary poetry with "important" ideas, but rather something more akin to fables - entertaining stories that still have important concepts to discuss and swallow.

Literature classes might better be mixed with philosophy classes, anyway.

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