Literature provides a forum whereby anindividual can escape from the realities of the world into afictional one through availing materials to read. However,irrespective of the various purposes that literature serves, itsreading experience is also a platform for pursuing knowledge andideas. An individual’s literally experience can be a privateexpedition in the pursuit for meaning (Clugston,2014).
Notably, there has been a variation in theimportance of reading in the past eras to the present period. It ispossible to listen to a novel’s audio without technically having toread it. People have changed and so has the technology. Therefore,the availability of audio pieces of literature saves on time as it ispossible to have an excellent reading experience even when one isbusy.
People read differently than they used to. Theavailability of digital audio sources and Kindles makes the readingvoyage an ultimately new experience. It is possible to join a kindlebook club from where one can easily access as many books as they wantand consequently carry them on their personal gadgets such as themobile phone (Clugston, 2014).
Clugston’s quote is valid as changes in theenvironment have brought about variations in the manner in whichpeople think about literature. The presence an advanced technologyalters people’s perception of the environment surrounding them.Moreover, the quality of the documentation is also prone to variationas people change their opinion of a topic over time. Moreover,everyone fails reads literature for their intents (Clugston,2014). Most people find no time to readthe books because their duties and jobs keep them busy all day.Therefore, with the availability of digital sources of literature, itis evident that the population tends to devalue the ancient forms offictional and non-fictional works.
Clugston,R. W. (2014). Journeyinto literature (2ndEd.)