Literature and Life both are two sides of the same coin. Whenever one tries to search for something resemblance between literature and life, will get it. There are many literary works in which, authors have talked about different aspects and phases of life.
Different literary works like novels, stories, plays are to be found where we can find a similarity between our life and the life presented in the work.
Human life is full of various rasa’s. At every phase of life, one comes across something new and can have a different experience of the new rasa of life.
The field of literature is vast and has variousness as like the ocean. In the ocean, one finds different lives with variousness. Similarly, the literature has also variations and different types and subtypes. Poetry, short story and novel are the most written types in literature as per the postmodern context. Among them, the two, short story and novel are well known.
In all these different literature, writers, nowadays, prefer to talk on various subjects and human life through short stories, novels and poetry.
Whenever an author writes, then, one can find resemblance; between his (of the author) own life and the creative work to a certain extent. This is what known as reflection. It’s too natural the availability of similar aspects between fiction and reality. The reason is, the author or any creative writer writes on the bases of some inspiration. This inspiration can be from different mediums and also in a different manner.
People often try to jot down the things and experiences that they have come across on the paper and give them another life. Life is full of experiences. We get different experiences, learn and make progress in life. We use the knowledge, that we gained, in our life and make our life better.
In books, we find such conversations with either self or in some other way. Sometimes we can also find them in the form of characters that have been drawn by the writer. This element can be found in many well-known writers of the world. One, well-known example we have is of WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE. In the plays of Shakespeare, if we analyse deeply then it can be found that he has drawn characters in a way that he has noticed among people. In the character sketch of Shakespearean plays, we find all different shades of human personality.
Another writer who has drawn such images in the writing is Victorian Era writer, Leo Tolstoy. In Tolstoy’s novel, Anna Karenina, we find the character of Anna who represents the situation of the Victorian era and the kind of society was prevailing during that time. Though it has many shades. With different perspectives of literature analysis, we can find many different personalities in the character of Anna.
Apart from that the novel also discusses the culture and the time of change that took place with the arrival of the industrial revolution in history. Similarly, in ancient classical texts of Chaucer and many more great writers of literature have written about life in different ways.
This tradition is so long. If we look from another angle then it can be noticed that the writers have tried to show us different shades and have talked about the life that has changed with the period. In this sense, many more examples can be found around us.
In present times, many books are there which talks about the transition journey of human life. With the arrival of techonology, the life of a human being has been changed to a large extent. It has become now a facilitator who helps us to grow and to connect ourselves with the world as well as provides an opportunity to explore it. In context to it, there is a book which talks about the clash of men and technology.
Except that, the issues of using technology and its diverse effects on humanity and so on so forth have been discussed by the writers as well as people from the ho world. In such books, the threats that are prevailing on humanity as well as those that can come in near future.
I feel that Biographies are one of the most well-known areas where the learning percentage is higher along with other classical texts. The reason behind this can be that they are based on realities. Realistic novels are also such which provides us with many learnings.
This kind of books helps us to develop an attitude that can help one to be a successful person in life as well as it also helps to develop an optimistic attitude towards our own life. It enables one to view things as they are and to accept them. It also strengthens one and makes him/ her ability to stand in any kind of situations in life instead of running away from them.
In this way the book and life both are reflectors. What one experience or whatever kind of situations in life one have that is to be found to some extent in books too. Whatever phase of life is, it is prevailing in books as well. The form can differ, the situations can differ but it helps how to act in such moments of life.
This is how the books and human life are reflectors of each other! And this is the reason may be it is said that books are the best friends of human beings.