The Power Of Literature Essay

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Nicole FlorezMs. BeachEnglish 10- INovember 15th, 2014The power of literatureLiterature is powerful in many ways. It can express people's thoughts and build them up into brilliant stories. Literature relates to people around the world and helps us understand others. A great example is "Night" by Elie Wiesel. Adichie's speech was also very powerful, because a lot of people relate to her. Also, Solzhenitsyn stories are full of powerful literature because every part has a meaning. Literature is powerful enough to bring peace into the world because someone can have a great piece of literature and receive positive outcomes.Adichie's speech named "The danger of a single story" is very powerful. ...view middle of the document...

Nothing is better than watching literature bringing people together.The book "Night" by Elie Wiesel is another great example of powerful literature. The way Elie tells the world what really went on during the Holocaust and in the way he says It, he made it seem so real for us. An example from the book is "One more stab to the heart, one more reason to hate, one more reason to live" (pg66). This quote shows how strong Elie is after all he went through. He manages to stay strong because after the Holocaust he wrote "Night" to share with us, knowing how horrific it was for him he choose to imagine it all over again and write it to share his story with the world. Elie knows how to express himself in the right words. Not only is that quote from "Night" powerful, the entire book, his thoughts are extremely powerful. I feel like everything he says and thinks makes perfect sense. He sees the world in a way most of us don't. He wrote "night" to show the world that we've come to a point where we need to reevaluate our choices and not let the past repeat itself. Another great aspect from "Night" is "After my father's death nothing could touch me more "(pg107). This quote is the most powerful of them all, it shows so much but it shows mostly love. Elie loves his dad so much and it describes how much he means to him.A great author and Nobel Prize winner with strong literature is Solzhenitsyn. Everything he writes about has a meaning to it. An aspect from Solzhenitsyn literature is "...thus might be it be spared from repeating the same cruel mistakes" (pg550). Such a strong quote, he's trying to say that you can prevent...

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