Study Of Literature Essay

1556 WordsJan 25, 20127 Pages
How the Study of Literature has Changed Me The study of literature has made me both a better person and has made me think a lot about what I do in my everyday life. In Susan Glaspell’s “Trifles” I think about my morals more than I have before, whether a decision made out of love is right or wrong. Also by reading Bel Kaufman’s “Sunday In the Park” I have been able to look at the way I could handle confrontation when I may not be the one to start it. And in Joyce Carol Oates “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been” I am able look at how much I could actually trust someone that came to my home. There are many different pieces of literature that I have read from fiction to non-fiction that have changed the way I look at many different aspects of my life. Morals are a big part of who I am, and if not for my morals I have I would not be the person I am today. So to read Glaspell’s “Trifles” was a little hard for me. Even though I know what both Mrs. Peters and Mrs. Hale where doing was morally wrong, I also understood why they felt what they were doing was right. While trying to find something to take to Mrs. Wright who was being held in jail for the killing of her husband, they stumbled on what looked like a motive for the killing. In a box the women found a dead canary of Mrs. Wrights, its neck had Piwinski 2 been broken. The women were able to put two and two together because someone had strangled Mrs. Wright’s husband. While the sheriff and the county attorney were looking for evidence of the murder where the murder happened, the women had decided not to tell the men about what they had found. The county attorney had seen the empty birdcage and found it interesting that there was no bird. County attorney: “Well, that’s interesting, I’m sure. [seeing the birdcage] Has the bird flown?”(1343) It was at that point that the women could have told him

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