“Good literature enlightens, great literature inspires action.”
Great literature inspires action as it can cause emotional and independent thought, it allows one to form their own ideas. These ideas that form may grow to define a person and their actions.
When Winston reads the book by Goldstein
Good literature at the time may be only enlightening, but over time, it may become great literature, as seen in George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four, which has inspired generations to act against the totalitarian instincts of our politicians and leaders. This piece of literature becomes great as it predicts the future and offers a warning on how to avoid George’s prediction, thus inspiring action.
Some people believe that the only use of literature is to entertain, a creative outlet where artistic people with alternative ideas are able to express themselves