Herman Wouk's The Winds Of War



Response To Literature--
How Should One Read A Book?
While reading Herman Wouk's classic tale, The Winds of War, I came
across several passages describing a young man's vision of Germany.
Although the author supplies me with his ideas, his desire and his
provocative details on how this young Major views Germany at the time of
the second world war, I still find myself wondering and questioning aspects
of the written text before me. Apart from being drawn from my sub-conscious
state to a more subtle and unconscious condition, several questions begin
to from within my mind. Have I ever seen Germany before? What were the
political conditions? What did the SS Stormtroopers look like? What did ...

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the best advice is no advice at all. Woolf expresses the conception
that when one begins to read literature he begins to enter different stages
of interpretation that will ultimately improve his pleasure and
satisfaction. It was obvious to me that I had in fact indulged in forms of
interpretation when reading literature, but it had never dawned on me until
reading Woolf's essay. Whenever I am subjected to something in literature
that is not fully comprehensive, I begin to engage in several different
forms of interpretation. The first stage would reflect much of the
philosophy composed in the essay 'Against Interpretation' whereas I, the
reader, would observe the content and then translate the form. Literature
induces the reader to use his experience and memories to comprehend what a
person, place or thing is and then interpret it. Th econd stage would
involve translating where one begins a comparison sequence trying to link
their past knowledge with the subject introduced by ...

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