Why Do We Study Literature?

Studying literature is based on understanding history and psychology. From plays by William Shakespeare to novels by Marie Shelly, all of the works portray a particular aspect in history that is still prevalent in modern-day society. Literature allows us to be aware of our surroundings, it will enable us to analyze and expand our minds further than what we are given. Literature serves as the last digit in a numerical passcode, the final piece that makes a situation understandable, and in this context, unlock the door. The last reason is that it addresses human behavior. All the feelings of trust, betrayal, anguish, success, and failure all aid in painting a recurring image in literature stating that the imperfections in society are what makes it perfect.