I'm not done with my essay, but I want to know if my essay answers the prompt (if it is appropriate)Please respond to one of the following quotations in an essay of not more than 300 words. It is not necessary to research, read, or refer to the texts from which these quotations are taken; we are looking for original, personal responses to these short excerpts. Remember that your essay should be personal in nature and not simply an argumentative essay.
Prompt 2: "Literature is the best way to overcome death. My father, as I said, is an actor. He's the happiest man on earth when he's performing, but when the show is over, he's sad and troubled. I wish he could live in the eternal present, because in the theater everything remains in memories and photographs. Literature, on the other hand, allows you to live in the present and to remain in the pantheon of the future. Literature is a way to say, I was here, this is what I thought, this is what I perceived. This is my signature, this is my name."
Many authors are remembered for their books. But literature serves more than that. It reminds me of a book that enlightened me with the power and beauty of poetry.
Carpe Diem. Nobody would easily forget this phrase after reading the book 'Dead Poets Society'. I used to consider literature, especially poetry, as an unnecessary part of my life. My perception changed as I experienced vicarious pleasure of being a dead poets society member; I could picture myself sitting in a cave with Professor Keating and students, reading Shakespeare Sonnet 18 and exchanging fruitful ideas. I realised that the key to happiness is literature.
When people are asked, 'why do you live?', the most common answer is 'to be happy'. Since happiness is a subjective term, there are so many opinions about what it means to be happy. For me, happiness is an ability to enjoy what I do or what I have at the moment. By reading and writing poetry, we let ourselves enjoy human nature such as love or passion. The feeling that we get is not something we can memorise or learn from a textbook. The feeling that we get is everlasting and endures as long as we are absorbed in that exciting moment.