Knowledge is Power

“An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.” – Benjamin Franklin

 Exposure to different genres and literature can allow one to broaden their personal perspective. After taking taking this course, I gained knowledge on African and Mexican literature, which are works that I had never been exposed to prior.

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The African historical significance of Baho! by Roland Rugero reflected language of power because it explained the horrifying attributes people attained during the war. Literature has the power to transform the past to hold importance with those of the present. Personally, I was not educated on such African history, but I am now impacted by the awareness of the information.

The novel, Signs Preceding the End of the World by Yuri Herrera brings up the controversial perspective of the border between Mexico and the United States. The emotions and actions of those dealing with such conditions became aware to me, as I was exposed to this controversy through literature.

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Literature gives the reader a chance to be exposed to issues and thoughts they may or may not personally understand. By having people gain knowledge on different cultures and society’s impact on such cultures, one can be more accepting and understanding of diverse concepts.

I believe more courses should choose works from different lingual translations or cultures. Diversity is an important societal construct that more readers should be exposed to.

Readers should take the time to dissect and educate themselves on foreign literary genres and translations. I am glad this course is part of my major’s curriculum, because I have greater respect for works that I would not have read otherwise.

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All knowledge is power.

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