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The Importance Of 17th And 18th Century Literature And Literature In Its Entirety

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C.S. Lewis expresses the beauty and importance of literature. Literature contributes to every aspect of life. It is the best form expression that human kind possesses. There is no limit to the effects that literature has. It is an art form that has rallied American culture for centuries. Although the language of literature has changed, its importance and beauty will remain the same.
The Egyptians did not realize what they had created when they created hieroglyphics. It was the start of something beautiful: expression. The Egyptians paved the way for litterateurs such as William Shakespeare, Alexander Pope, John Donne, Christopher Marlowe and many more. English writers have been able to create such art with words that has continued to inspire many to this day.
During the Enlightenment period, there were many scientific and religious advancements. Before Sir Isaac Newton formulated Kepler’s Law, William Shakespeare was perfecting blank verse. Pen to paper was seen as more beneficial than the realizing the importance of earth’s orbital motion. The 17th and 18th centuries were the times of such profound literature such as The Tragical History of Doctor Faust, Macbeth, Gulliver’s Travels, and Paradise Lost. Without these works, we would not know greatness.
During the 17th and the 18th century, some of the greatest works in history were created. This works proved that there is so much more to life that what meets the eye. Literature has a way of taking one into another universe and revealing things that one never thought was possible. As one poured into the works of Hamlet and The London Merchant, the natural world seemed to fall away and nothing else mattered but the tragic tales of revenge, adultery, and prostitution. These works proved that a perfect world does not exist even in the world of innocence.
Literature has a way of appealing to one’s senses. We yearn to for the bravado of Sir Gawain, we wish for the fiery passion between Romeo and Juliet, and we wish for kindred heart of Thorowgood. Literature in the 17th and 18th century began to evolve into so much more. These literary works are able to provide enrichment for the emotional soul: a soul that aches to be understood. ...

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