The Importance of Interpreting Literature

Write a reflection paper on the importance of reading and interpreting literature today. Your argument will focus on why interpreting literature is important for modern readers today. You must incorporate scholarly research and must bring in textual evidence from the file uploaded. You must explain the impact of literature on individuals and social values.

There is a lot of research out there about the impact of literature. Please use academic sources, statistics, journals, and databases.

You must also introduce, explain, and analyze any quoted material in order to prove the interpretation of your making. DO NOT expect the readers to understand your interpretation by reading the material you quote. As the writer, it is your job to make sure your analysis of the quoted material is clear. Any information or words must be cited properly in MLA format.

Essay Question: How does reading and interpreting literature impact modern readers and their understanding of the social and cultural issue, traditional values and change, human rights, and the development of identity (individually, socially, or as a nation)?