During this week, one of the things we discussed was the similarity between literature and art. Those two things have much more in common than one might think. As I have mentioned in one of my previous blogs, there can be many interpretations to a piece of literature. Well, the same goes for any piece of art. One person might look at a painting one way, while someone else might think of it in a different way. As a class, we discovered that art and literature are basically the same thing. The only difference is that literature is in the form of words, while artwork can be in the form of paintings, drawings, sculptures, etc.
Literature is art because every single word, sentence, and phrase are put in their places for a reason. It is just like a painting, where every color, line, and shape are exactly where the artist wanted them. By learning this, we can look at literature in a different way. I no longer look at it as just a normal piece of writing that may have some unique wording. I now look at it as a piece of artwork, carefully crafted by its artist, the author.
Now that I see literature as a piece of artwork, it will be much more interesting to read. When I think about how the author placed every word carefully in its place, I definitely appreciate it a lot more. I am glad that I was reminded of how literature is art this week because it makes literature more interesting.