scroll to top
Stuck on your essay?
Get ideas from this essay and see how your work stacks up
Word Count: 1,158
Literature and its Affect on Society All throughout American history literature has played an important role in the shaping of the nations culture and ideology Having an extremely influential past literature indirectly affects the television world that has swept over the minds of the baby boomers and their offspring In a recent survey compiled by students at Glacier Bay High School there were unanimous results that supported the fact that television was Americas favorite form of entertainment yet literature could possibly be the most beneficial The roots of literary influence are imbedded in the very being of the nation and the citizens that call it their home Through the bold and brilliant work of many influential authors literature has dramatically dominated the minds and hearts of an ever-changing American culture Some of the earliest forms of literature are the myths that have been passed down through history Myths directly represent the culture and time period from which they were born Bercovitch and Jehlen 70 Ideological meanings can be assigned to history through the myths that evolved from a particular society Present day politics has its roots in the mythology that was passed down through Greek and Roman culture The myth is the primary language of historical memory Bercovitch and Jehlen 70 The demonstration of the influence mythology has had on times gone by and the present is a perfect example of the powerful affect that fictitious words can have on a group of people As the new world was found and the nation was settled literature has had an enormous impact on colonial style which influenced the newly born Americans and the Europeans still living in the old world Writers of the eighteenth century had two primary legacies the romantic revolution and the historical texts which included histories sermons pamphlets diaries and biographies Bercovitch and Jehlen 149 With the birth of a new nation evolved a new American literary history and
@Kibin is a lifesaver for my essay right now!!
- Sandra Slivka, student @ UC Berkeley
Wow, this is the best essay help I've ever received!
- Camvu Pham, student @ U of M
If I'd known about @Kibin in college, I would have gotten much more sleep
- Jen Soust, alumni @ UCLA