The Art Angle
Great art endures because it is true and as such contains all the depth, details, texture, and wholeness that truth entails
Art connects humanity through archetypes that we all recognize on some level.
A person can identify with a character and with a story, which results in a reader's creation.The reader will proceed to go on and read anything else they encounter in the world.
Therefore, literature allows people not only to develop their vocabulary and their reading skills, but also to develop a consciousness that they are a member of a larger community of people.
Romeo & Juliet - William Shakespeare
The Catcher in the Rye - J.D Salinger
"Because I Could Not Stop For Death"- Emily Dickinson
“The White Man's Burden”- Rudyard Kipling
The poem talks about how the white are justifying their imperialism, because they aren't abusing their power and gaining profit from the lands of others, instead they are just trying to help them upgrade their way of living by redirecting them. They send their best man to teach and civilize them, only to gain hatred and violence from the colonized people.
In this poem, one coming from an African background or is familiar with it, would be able to connect with the injustice that the Whites have put upon Africans during the European Colonization.
"She Walks In Beauty" - Lord Bryon
The Hunger Games- Suzanne Collins
Volunteering for her sister, her romance with Peeta, and Rue's death scene.
The Great Gatsby - F. Scott Fitzgerald
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