The Secret Diary Of Adrian Mole By Sue Townsend Essay

807 Words Aug 20th, 2016 4 Pages
Literature like many others things didn’t make much sense when I was young. I grew up in a country where literature seemed to be non-existent or just buried within heaps of school textbooks which forced a generation of Nepalese kids to put creativity in the shadows. However, moving to a country with such a rich literary past changed the story completely. Literature at first seemed foreign but once I started devouring books, it just became natural. For me literature bridged the gap between English and logic.
‘The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole’ by Sue Townsend, was the first book I ever read. It taught me about how literature can be painfully hilarious but also a scathing social commentary; which highlights the flaws of our society. Also the relevance the book still has to the society we live in displays the power of writing. Similarly other books have provoked my emotions and creativity. My first encounter with Shakespeare through ‘The Tempest’ has always been my favourite encounter, even now. For me The Tempest never seems to be grounded in any literary convention; it has elements from revenge to comedy and runs in and out from fantasy to realism. It is a perfect example of how writers exercise artistic freedom. Also Doris Lessing’s ‘The Grass is Singing’, a deeply political novel criticising the white patriarchal society in South Africa, but also a deeply poignant message of how social conformity can lead to deep unhappiness.
As my experience with literature expanded, so did…

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