Has any Piece of Literature Affected Me in a Major Way?

I have read many literature pieces throughout my life; some of these pieces of literature have affected me and have left an impact upon me since reading the piece. Then others not so much. Because there is more than one piece of literature that has affected me I will be writing about more than one. The two literature pieces that have affected me in a major way are: the Bible, and Rilla of Ingleside, by Lucy Maud Montgomery.

The Bible

The Bible affecting me in a major way wasn’t one single reading incident. Before I could read I would listen to Biblical stories in audiobook form. I liked some of the stories especially Noah and the Ark, and David and Goliath; I didn’t really understand them, but I did like them. Over time when I began reading I began understanding the Bible more; at first I thought it was boring, and complex. But when I became older I grew to like it more; to understand it, and to realize the important meanings behind the passages and stories. The reason why the Bible affected me is because it explained so much to me; for example the Bible explained why I felt terrible after doing something wrong, or why I was sorry for doing things that were wrong. Also the Bible helped me realize how important God and Jesus are, before, I knew that they existed and were real, but I didn’t really understand it, again. 

The most important way the Bible affected me is because it helped me realize that having faith in God, even when things are going terribly, will help you go on, in other words that with God’s guidance, and my faith in him, I will be able to go through the anything thing in life my matter how difficult. That no human challenge is impossible with His guidance. I could probably go on forever about how the Bible affected me, but this is the main and most important way(s), it affected me, and my life.

Rilla of Ingleside

I first read Rilla of Ingleside, by Lucy Maud Montgomery, when I was around eleven years. The novel captivated me(even more so than the other Anne of Green Gables books); and I finished it, in a few days. I have read it many more times since. The first reason why the book affected me is with the main character Rilla. Rilla was a silly and airheaded teenage girl who did not take life seriously; but when World War 1 began, she and her life changed forever. By the end of the book(I am trying my best not to spoil the story), Rilla is a mature young woman, who is responsible, strong, and caring. Today I rather relate to the character Rilla; in the sense that we both are living through a very unknown and confusing time. Also the character Rilla is a great example of someone who is able to move on, and become stronger from the difficult things that happen in life.

As you may notice I adore the novel, and the main character. But this novel has affected me greatly; especially thanks to the character Rilla, who still inspires me today to stay strong through challenges, and to learn to accept what happens in life. This novel is something that I encourage anyone to read, and it will forever be one my favorite fictional pieces of literature.

Conclusion

In my opinion the most impactful pieces of literature are the ones that change your perspective on life, or have helped you grow as a person in one way. The two pieces of literature that did those things for me, and have affected me in a major way are: the Bible, and Rilla of Ingleside, by Lucy Maud Montgomery. The reasons these pieces of literature have impacted me the most is the way they have helped me go through life, while teaching me important lessons along the way. Though the Bible is definitely a superior piece of literature(I believe this is obvious), and is a book of wisdom and God’s word after all, Rilla of Ingleside still has impacted me greatly, which is why I had to include it here.


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