Chapter 22-24 How to Read Literature Like a Professor
It seems like it's never just a symptom of life that we are reading about it has to be that something is read into what they are saying. It's never just blind, it's never just heart disease and it's rarely just illness. What makes a good story is what is told not what we have to search for, if you ask me.
"You went out in the rain, three days later you had pneumonia; ergo, rain and chills cause pneumonia". This is the kind of rumor that people today still believe, if you ask my mother, but when I read it in an old novel it seems more likely that it could be true. But why is that? I am not sure but I know that they say you shouldn't always believe what you read.