A picture is worth a thousand words. This is a very widely acclaimed quote. A picture undoubtedly tells us millions of things. But, on the contrary, they prevent us from picturing the thing ourselves. Only a few movies help us become more creative. What they rather do is make our brains duller- putting a full-stop to our imagination.
Books, on the other hand, boost our creativity by a factor of ten. Books can indeed become a great source of information and knowledge and entertainment, too. They can be great friends, too. Since we all are well acquainted with the importance of reading books, here are six great books that I suggest.
TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD:HARPER LEE
To Kill a Mockingbird is a novel by Harper Lee. Although it was written in 1960 it is set in the mid-1930s in the small town of Maycomb, Alabama. It is narrated by Scout Finch, a six-year-old tomboy who lives with her father Atticus and her ten-year-old brother Jem. During the novel Scout, Jem and their friend Dill try to make their reclusive neighbor Boo Radley leave his house. Boo has not been seen in Maycomb since he was a teenager.
To Kill A Mockingbird takes readers to the roots of human behavior – to innocence, experience, kindness, and cruelty cum humor.
Jane Eyre:Charlotte Bronte
Jane Eyre, another novel often assigned for reading in school, was initially published in 1847 under the pseudonym Currer Bell. It was done to disguise the fact that the writer was a woman. Fortunately, a lot has changed with regard to women in literature since 1847. And Brontë now receives the credit she deserves for one of the most-groundbreaking novels about women in history. The author felt compelled to hide her true identity, Jane Eyre provided a story of individualism for women. The novel’s eponymous character rises from being orphaned and poor into a successful and independent woman. The work combines themes from both Gothic and Victorian literature. It revolutionized the art of the novel by focusing on the growth in Jane’s sensibility with internalized action and writing.