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Literature is written by people who have experienced life. Some writers have experienced intense love, others deep sadness and suffering, some war, some spirituality, some death, hope and despair. By reading their books one can learn second-hand about all these aspects of life and the human condition and experience and learn how human beings react in every situation. Some books, like Moby Dick, explore in depth a single aspect of human emotion, in this case obsessive revenge.

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