The Ambiguity of Books
Never underestimate the meaning and depth of a book. I came to understand this concept last year during my yearlong stint in AP Literature. Connotation and ambiguous were words un-yet known to me however I mastered them with only a week to spare for the AP exam.
Reading books like Invisible Man and Moby Dick I learned that while words may say one thing they usually mean another. Not only were the books good but also were like a puzzle for my rational and logistical mind. Each sentence I had to analyze (or is it synthesize?) to see what the author was truly trying to say or hinting at.
At the same I learned sometimes people read way to into the meaning of a written text. We can spend years debating what this author or that author meant but in the end we really don’t know. It’s much simpler to just enjoy and immerse yourself in the book. In the end that’s what all writing is about.