Posted: Jan 19, 2017 9:12 am
by Macdoc
Whether required or not it's a method of exploring various aspects of a philosophical set ..and that is what happens in literature...the author leads you within a viewpoint that most often expresses the authors philosophical bent and so attracts you to the concepts by way of events you can relate to.

Sometimes a Great Notion was hailed for breaking that pattern and forcing the reader to decide on what to make of events.

Literary critics tho are just about the antithesis of literature and in particular poetry ...akin to assigning frequencies to a rainbow.
I guess in that philosophy can parse a thinking structure precisely but then lose relevance or even romance to bring it into the human realm where literature succeeds very well in embedding a thought structure in the familiar and making it relevant.