Writingis the establishment of life. It puts significance on numerous points fromhuman tragedies to stories that talk about the search for love. While it is physicallycomposed of words, these words help enhance and build your vocabulary for the brain,and its capacity to appreciate the understanding or straightforwardness of thecontent. The literature that I have readconnects with life and culture in so many ways, because of some stories. Thestories that I have read talk about optimism, hypocrisy, and nature. Theliterature that represents, apiece of these characteristics are Candide, Tartuffe, and The World Is Too MuchWith Us.
Voltaireissued Candide in the age ofenlightenment. Voltaire’s story is distributed in The Norton Anthology of WorldLiterature, Volume 2, Shorter Third Edition. Voltaire’s character, Pangloss, isthe optimistic person in the story, who talks about God. Pangloss isadditionally a guide to Candide, who is the important character of the novel.Candide has a noble heart, but at the same time, he feels miserable in life. Pangloss encouragesCandide and tells him the world is “the bestof all possible worlds.
” Pangloss had a positive perspective andconfidence that the world was great, and that God had created the world. Withthat being said, I had a car accident, and a lady that I knew came over andtold me, “Everything is going to be okay.” The statement that Pangloss told Candideis true because there is still good in the world no matter the circumstances.Pangloss positivity relates to life and relates to todaybecause in that situation even though, I was in a state of shockeverybody that came to help told me, “Everything is going to be okay.” When Ithought it was not, being positive takes you far in life and I learned thatnobody wants to be around somebody who is negative all the time. At least, Iknow I do not, but being optimistic about everything is the best way to moveforward in life.
Moliere’s parody, Tartuffe, is a prime case ofhis ability to manipulate people. The plot keeps the reader intrigued andmindful. It starts with Madame Pernell going to her son Orgon’s home andcriticizing everyone except for their guest, Tartuffe. She trusts Tartuffe is aman of astonishing character. The individuals from the house, in any case,differ and say that Tartuffe is tricky and a cheat. After Madam Pernell exits,Dorine and Cleante, the housekeeper and the stepbrother of Orgon, talk about Tartuffeand both concur that he has charmed Orgon. With that being said, I have hadseveral friends that I thought were my friends deceive me by talking behind myback.
So, Tartuffe relates to real life by being a hypocrite, and a phony,because there are people who are like that in the world. Pretending, to besomething they are not, for example; Tartuffe pretends to be this fake piousperson in front of Orgon, but he cannot fool everyone else. He only tries tostay close to Orgon so, he can sleep with his wife Elmire. So, the moral of thestory is, it is best to watch who you keep around you as friends and who youlet in your home.
Sometimes the people we call friends will betray you quickerthan your enemies. In William Wordsworth’s poem The World Is Too Much with Us, the narratortalks about his disappointment about the state in which he views the world. Allthrough the sonnet the narrator insistently expresses his disappointment withhow distant humanity has lost their touch with nature The link amidst writing and life are close andImportant. Writing is the tool that connects to an individual and their sociallife, because of the events that occur in the stories are close to real life.While the topic and treatment must be general to the human interest, theexpression must be emotive; and the pattern must give amusement andfulfillment.
Learning to realize the connection between writing, life, andculture has been a good experience for me. I learned a lot from reading storiesin class and looking at the importance that literature has to offer. Also, itaffects my daily life constantly because half of the subjects that werediscussed in the books, plays, and poems that we read are happening in today’ssociety.