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Literacy Masterpiece Expectations English 106 March 11, 2013

Literary Masterpiece Expectations Hearing the words, “Literary Masterpiece” was quite intimidating when I first discovered I would be taking this class for my degree. I did not have the most pleasant experience with reading literature until my freshman year. I was certain that I would not understand “old books,” they would be boring and last the “cool” kids did not have time to read books. They were too busy being cool to worry about nerdy things like that. I was wrong about those things. Since I have grown a bit I notice that those “old books” are transformed into movies that have sold out in theaters. There are many things that discouraged me from reading decent literature growing up from being worried I would not comprehend the story, being under the impression that they were boring and that reading was not a popular thing to do. Understanding Literature I lunged into the Odyssey when I was a freshman in high school and thought that I would be able to whiz through this story just like the other books I read in the past. I quickly changed my tune within the first couple pages; I was extremely overwhelmed and intimidated by the literature. I needed to face the facts and get extra help from my teacher. He told me that I had to be patient with the text, and read it paying special attention to the punctuation and to read it slowly so I would be able to fully absorb the story. When I did what he instructed, the story flowed and all doubts about this and other masterpieces disappeared. Dull to Fun…...

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