Take Me Away...
"In its resolute artificiality, literature challenges the limits we set to the self as an agent of order and allows us to accede, painfully or joyfully, to an expansion of self."
Literature is constantly challenging our minds to think beyond our normal conventions. Literature provides the ability for us to think outside of those conventions and experience joys or pains that we would not normally experience in our lifestyles. No one wants to live through a drug addiction, but literature can take us to a place where we can begin to understand someone who is living through one. Literature has the ability to create a way for us to understand and feel things that are beyond our own expierences.