Escape literature Vs. Interprative literature

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There are two kinds of literature in this world. One attempts to reveal certain truths about aspects of human life and succeeds in doings so, which is called ?Escape literature?. The other attempts to do a little more that entertain the reader, and, in achieving this end, it falsifies human life, which is called ?interpretive literature?. Now ?The Most Dangerous Game? written by Richard Conell is your basic escape literature in which reader doesn?t need to think that much just follows along the story and sees what happens. ?The Most Dangerous Game? is classified as an escape literature because the way it is written and the way its setup for the audience and especially how it ends. For example there are only two characters that the reader can easily classify as whose good and who?s evil just like in a fairy tales. The way the author describes how Continue...


the good guy gets to the shore without a scratch on his body or the fact how those noises that lured him to the island, where they were coming from, is portrayed so its irrelevant to the reader and the reader doesnt pay much attention to it. The author has the protagonist flashing back on the events that occurred twenty-five years ago. Another reason its an escape literature is that its not that hard to read and it doesnt take that much focus to read it. And The Most Dangerous Game by Richard Conell, is escape literature because of the way its portrayed and how its ends leaving that the good guy wins and not many question arrises. When Dick Prosser says, He had, he said, only recently received his discharge from the army, that clearly shows that the protagonist is trying to second-guess him. Now comes the characteristic of the interpretive literature when the reader learns about death the same way the character does. He promises to take the out to shoot if they dont tell anyone about it. This is a great way to catch the readers attention and educate them at the same time as the protagonist. The Child By Tiger written by Thomas Wolfe is primarily interpretative literature not escape literature because the way the author presents the story, the way it ends, the way it educates us, and how it helps us understand mans evil nature. The last reason it is an escape literature is because how the reader is left with a playful ending and has the opportunity to decide if Rainsford becomes the hunters of if he just leaves. This outlook is a good place from which to educate the readers. No such ending is left in interpretative literature. Meaning that the reader doesnt have to think about the story too much it comes to the reader easily. This act is a lesson The Child by Tiger by Thomas Wolfe, is interpretive literature because of the way it is presented, the way it ends, and what it teaches about mans darker side.