In one of our lecture presentations in this module is a quotation by the author, Vargas Llosa. Please read his comment below about the role of literature in society and respond in approximately one 250 word paragraph, stating whether you agree or disagree with the sentiments expressed by the author. Please also respond to at least one other student in our class.
“A society without literature, or a society in which literature has been relegated—like some hidden vice—to the margins of social and personal life, and transformed into something like a sectarian cult, is a society condemned to become spiritually barbaric, even to jeopardize freedom.”
Your initial response should be around 250 words. Your response to a classmates’ discussion should be around 100 words and add to the discussion (i.e. posing questions, reflecting on their response, etc.). All posts and responses should contain proper grammar, be free of spelling errors, be substantial, and reflect critical thinking.
Remember: Be supportive, considerate, and constructive when replying to your classmates.