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B. Student BThis student will always be plagued by the question “After all, what isthere to learn in literature that is worthwhile for me? Even if they readand participate, they do not profit from it for they do not realize themeaning of literature to their lives.PROCESS QUESTION 1: What type of literature student will you be?YOUR RESPONSE:________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________C.The Importance of LiteratureAnother important question is, why should we spend time reading novels orpoems when out there big things are going on? When the world’s economy islosing and poverty is experienced everywhere, why do need to take time toread? What is the importance of literature? Inigo et. al, (3-4) propose the followingpoints:
17 | P a g eLiterature provides perspective.It presents human life and experience.In reading literature, one gets to walk in the shoes of otherswho may not have the same life as his, and who may nothave the same experiences he encounters in his everydayliving.From literature, man is given the opportunity to feel whatthe characters in a story feellike how it is to live in placethousands of miles away from him, or situation far from whathe is experiencing.A reader interacts with characters whose lives, innerconflicts, and aspirations may resonate with his.It therefore allows one to discover himself and grow throughthe exposure of beliefs, attitudes, values of the people ofthe world.Literature helps one understand his society and world.Literature is a mirror that reflects the culture to which itbelongs.Writer writes from specific experience, context and worldview that is unique to his social world.Literature is a window which allows its readers to see in anintimate way, the thoughts, feelings, vanities, and beliefs ofa particular nation or social group.It provides a vivid picture and deeper insight to what hashappened in the past.Literature enables humanity to see their own predicamentand progress and the world they are in.Literature allows one to “connect”; commune with theWorld and the Universe.Itstranscendenceallowsustobecomemoreknowledgeable about different facets of life: philosophy,government, politics, sciences, arts. In short, it is anaccumulation of human wisdom. Therefore, it makes oneunderstand his society and world better.Literature offers opportunities for expression.Writing literature gives on an opportunity to give insights onmatters or issues using the power of language.Literature provides pleasure.It takes us to places.Aside from the fact that it teaches, it entertains us.Literature is a friend to man.
18 | P a g eFurther reading: Why Literature Matters? (Notes by Dr. Anthony Tan: (-news/55-2016-2017/2431-palanca-awardee-dr-anthony-tan-on-why-literature-matters)The Importance of Literature:PROCESS QUESTION 2:Think about your favorite literary piece (poem,essay, novel, film, play, etc.) How did it influence you?

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