@9 months ago with 52325 notes
#lit #english #ramble #rant
As someone with an english lit degree, FUCK YES SO TRUE.
So often the attempt to find meaning somewhere in a text completely invents things out of thin air. When there’s a reference somewhere, to a name or a song or another story, or an author or an event or what have you, amazing. If you want to talk about techniques and how/why they may have been used, fantastic.
But the arbitrary decision that every fucking thing is symbolism? Sometimes I have to assume that some literature profs think every author is insane, and spends every waking moment trying to ensure each detail is it’s own tiny puzzle.
Sometimes people are telling stories. And the details are just there to make it real.