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Literature can have many and different values on a person It is all depending on the story and the value or moral issue the author wants you the reader to get out of it The value literature had on me was actually hard to put into words But to understand the value of literature you must know the definition of value and literature Value has many meanings but there is two that relate Worth in usefulness or importance to the possessor and a principle standard or quality considered worthwhile or desirable Literature is a body of writings in prose or verse Literature produces value because it is basically an analysis of an experience or situation I got a different value out of each story With Mark Twains The Adventure of Huckleberry Finn it showed me that one does not have to be civilized or conform to the ideas of society to become cultured or mature With Huck Finn he ran away from everything that was considered civilized He had nothing and really did not want anything But at the same time he experienced and matured living dangerously This made me value Hucks adventure and take it as my own Huck proves his maturity when he comments on how the king and duke dupe the villagers into believing that they are the dead mans brothers and Huck says I never see anything so disgustingTwain 163 Even though the king and duke commit an awful act on the villagers he still feels sorry for them when they get tarred Huck comments Human beings can be awful cruel to one anotherTwain 225 In William Faulkners Barn Burning it told of a man named Abner Snopes who burned barns when upset or mad This was his way of getting back at them Barn Burning has two very evident struggles Abner oppresses his family just as the upper class has oppressed him Barn Burning to me is based on misdirected
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