English III . American Literature. Why does history matter? This is English class. American literature is: w ritten by Americans w ritten from an American perspective about American society, direct result of American lifestyles, history, culture, etc. In the beginning….
American literature is:
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We will better understand the stories if we reflect on the times in which they were written, the times in which these people lived.
Our time, our culture is extremely different. Even though we are Americans, times have changed.