Today in English, we started talking about novels and the fact that novel means new. We then had a discussion about what was new in terms of a novel. At the start of the popularity of novels it was the length, the accessibility, the fact that it revolved around one central character. But then I thought, what is new about a novel now? Most of us have probably got at least one novel in our homes at this very moment. The popularity of novels today is phenomenal. Why is it that we are so drawn to novels? It is because it is something that we can do in private, in the comfort of our own bedroom or living room? Is it because of the feeling of escapism, being pulled into a fantastical world to escape reality? To tell the truth I don’t know. What I do know is that novels are probably one of the most popular forms of literature.
So… that’s my literary musing for the day.
See you tomorrow!