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Jay Ganesh Reflection Paper Scholar’s Program Why read early fiction The talk I went to was called “Why read early fiction?” It was given by Wendy Lee, who is an assistant professor of English. The talk first concentrated on its main thesis of why it is imperative to read early fiction. Professor Lee explained one reason we should read early fiction is because early novels serve as the foundation for which future books build upon. In order to provide evidence for her argument, Professor Lee noted the apparent similarities between Harry Potter and Huck Finn. Both books are based upon a concept of an inquisitive boy who is curious to explore the world around him. The talk then proceeded to Jane Austen and what makes her works so unique. One characteristic of Jane Austen’s work which makes it very valuable in a literary sense is that it arouses curiosity about an issue. Jane Austen was one of the first pioneers of creating early novels revolving around a central issue. In her works, Jane Austen focuses on a topic that entices the reader to read forward and become interested on the issue on hand. Moreover, the issues focused in some of the works coincide with that of her other works. For this
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