August 19, 2016

The uses and abuses of literature

Literature is considered to have major impact on business dealings and social issues as it has the potential to shape the future of society by influencing political systems. A good example of this is the potential impact of foreign literature on our own literature considering its penetration into our daily conversations and periodicals. It is commonplace for teenagers to commit such actions by using a mixture of Myanmar and English languages in their conversations and writings. Such language mixes cause a problem for the audiences to get the message across.
A glance at social media is enough to notice the frequent abuses of our own language by our own people on their own way. It is hard to believe that young educated people are in the majority. It is often claimed that the foundation of every state is the education of its youth simply because the future of a nation is in the hands of its educated youth.
Literature is generally used not only as a vehicle for spreading nationalistic propaganda but also as an effective means of pointing out where the decision makers go wrong in legislative, executive, judicial, economic and social arenas. Either way, literature does have the power to influence change. But the question is whether it is for the better or the worse. Nevertheless, the use of literature plays a critical role in upholding national characteristics and uplifting a stable societal structure in every community.


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