Why do you like Literature?...Watch
By reading popular works of Chinese literature for example, I have learned a lot more about different types of human behaviour and how the mind works. A Chinese Cinderella taught me all about how a disturbed mind functions for instance on top of that. When I read A Christmas Carol as a child I picked up so many clues as to how physical sickness can really tear families apart.
This is why it is very important to read beyond the lines of any literary text to completely understand the unseen background of any text. Think about what has been not written down either in order to do so fully. Not only will this deepen your understanding of the text, you will master the amazing ability of being able to read beyond a text. When the examiner expects you to engage with a classical text, this is a part of what they are talking about here. I hope this is useful to you.
- I am fascinating in a good plot.
- I like characters with prominent personalities.
- I learn to widen my vocabulary
- I have a good taste in well-written novels.
- I like to enter a world in my mind.
- I can change my views on things thanks to novels.
On a more serious note because well, its interesting. The foreign ones give you an insight into the mind of different cultures/peoples/times. Other than that its a great way to lose yourself from the tedium of real life.