Historical literature reflects the culture and society of the time period in which it was set, which then assists in shaping the culture of the future by giving us examples of both the mistakes and victories of our ancestors, which we then learn from. Literature is a very powerful tool that is used to make a huge impact on society or in someone's perspective literature comes in different forms and each literature form fits in a certain category or role to help understand the true meaning of it. A society's history is reflected in literature based upon the fact that their actions, many times, are a result of what is happening around them in the society which they live in. The true role of literature in society can be debated, but according to gulf news, one belief is that literature is the mirror of society the vast majority of books, both fiction and non-fiction, depict the world people live in with great accuracy and give readers a chance to reflect.
Literature reflects society by standing as a medium of politics (as was proven by the french in the enlightenment) or entertainment and spreading pre-existing concepts of ideas. Literature really can't help but reflect the cultures which produce it, because literature is a part of that culture to some extent, literature can comment self consciously about the culture that produces it, but it also passes along traces of th. Literature is a collected body of written works that includes not only religious texts and bulky novels, but also plays, poetry and short stories, all of which reflect the authors perceptions of society and the human condition at the period in history when the works were written.
Most of the modern stories and novels of russia and india are realistic and they do reflect the society of the times of their countries the stories and novels of america or france or even of england have still in them a great element of imagination, and therefore, they, are the best mirror of society. Literature and society - dept of sociology, emory univ, dr karen a hegtvedt some conceptualizations of the relationship between literature and society are rather straightforward: literature is a reflection of society, a force in society, or simply a separate part of social life. Literature is the mirror of society when was the last time you opened a book and we're not talking about your calculus textbook - a real book, which has given you insight into the world. Contemporary literature is no longer innocent, but ironic, and so is our society today it reflects our political, social, and personal disillusionment, and no longer dares to believe it can create anything new.
An element in literature that conveys a realistic portrayal of a specific geographical locale, using the locale and its influences as a major part of the plot satire the use of irony, sarcasm. The depictions of anglo-saxon culture in beowulf include displays of strength, valor, honor and boastfulness of early epic traditions though many scholars believe that beowulf was transcribed by a christian monk, much of the pagan tradition that preceded christianity was retained. Literature does both things it shapes and also reflects the society we live in authors have different forms of writing they could introduce you to a new idea, persuade you to their point of view (bias) and also influence people to do something new. Essential question 2: how does literature shape or reflect society a d irections : on the lines provided, answer the questions about the second essential question in the introduction abou t the writer and society.
How books shaped the american national identity books can change the way we think and can influence events long after they were written the library of congress exhibit books that shaped america. How does literature shape or reflect society introduction reason:4 conclusion reason:3 the importance of literature literature help people to learn about laws for example, if people can read, they will be able to follow the law and learn the law. Thus, society creates literature it may be described as the mirror of the society but the quality and nature of the reflection depends upon the writer's attitude of mind, whether he is progressive in his outlook or reactionary.
The literature of an age, and its social set up keeping and reacting one over the other literature influences the society society is reflected in literature and in this way, in all languages and at all times there has been a close interaction between the two literature of any age cannot escape. Essential question 1: how does literature shape or reflect a d irections : answer the questions about the first essential question in the introduction, about the relationship between the writer and society. Literature is said to be the mirrror of the society if we know how society operated in the past, it is due to the literature of the renaissance, the enlightenment, the romantics, and even today.