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Ecocriticism: A Bridge between Literature and Society | Original Article

Ms. Ashrita Kandulna*, Anita Sinha, in Journal of Advances and Scholarly Researches in Allied Education | Multidisciplinary Academic Research


There have always been two purposes for literature. There are many who appreciate it just as art, while others see in it a reflection of modern culture. These two ideas are the bedrock upon which all great fiction is constructed. Classicists, neoclassicists, romanticists, Marxists, modernists, postmodernists, deconstructivity, post colonialists, feminists, and so on have all weighed in on various literary value debates throughout history. However, environmental concern as shown in literature was mostly ignored for a long period in literary studies. Eccritics do more than merely read a work they apply a critical eye to it, looking for evidence of nature and literature's mutual influence in order to emphasize these themes. In this way, they connect the world of literature to the real world. There is widespread agreement that literature serves as a mirror for culture. Indeed, literature is a reflection of culture, both positively and negatively. Literature has a redemptive purpose by reflecting societal flaws in an effort to help people see where they've gone wrong and make right. In addition, it displays the qualities and ideals of the society for individuals to aspire to. Literature, being a representation of human behavior, often depicts how people in a culture think and talk and behave. The objective of literature is to educate, instruct, and amuse via tales depicting human life and activity through characters who, through their words, actions, and reactions, express particular themes.