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...n be explained, it can be appreciated; however, it takes getting absorbed into a story for a real connection to be established. I don't think the majority of the people who claim that movies are better than their novel counterparts have ever been absorbed into a novel. It's interesting to think that 200 years ago, literacy rates were a fraction of what they are now. It has only been in the last century where large amounts of intelligent, critical thinkers have been able to examine literature in a way that only certain members of the aristocracy could a few centuries ago. In this context, literature has never been more relevant.
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