What Role Does Literature Play in Society?

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The true role of literature in society can be debated, but according to Gulf News, one belief is that literature is the mirror of society. The vast majority of books, both fiction and non-fiction, depict the world people live in with great accuracy and give readers a chance to reflect.

Literature has the power to shine a light on a society’s beliefs and practices. It forces readers to ask questions, start conversations and look for answers, even if one true answer doesn’t exist. The themes, characters and lessons in literature are ones that can all be compared to the people and events readers see in the real world. In that sense, literature is a refection of society.