• D e b r a   G r a v e s

     English Language Arts 
         One may ask, "Why do we study literature?" The answer is varied, but at its core is to seek the understanding of the human experience in an intellectual and enjoyable way. The study of literature encourages an analytical proficiency that requires adaptation between the concrete or literate aspect of a work and the abstract or thematic nature that the work offers. Literature allows us to know joy and bliss, but also pain and suffering through the interaction of printed word and intellectual endeavor.