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what is function of ideology in literature

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harsh3001 | Student, Undergraduate | eNotes Newbie

Posted March 9, 2012 at 11:42 PM via web

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what is function of ideology in literature

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ballu361 | Student, Undergraduate | eNotes Newbie

Posted March 13, 2012 at 4:17 PM (Answer #1)

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Literature is a strong tool to bring awareness in our society. Ideology is the concept of living within  the  set rules of society so that one respect existence of fellow humanbeings and do something for the upliftment of society. Ideology provides a concept or theme for creating meaningful  literature which not only provides recreational readings to a reader but also kindle his feelings towards a responsible society.

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janelle-m9 | Student, Undergraduate | (Level 1) eNoter

Posted March 10, 2012 at 10:30 AM (Answer #2)

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Ideology means a set of ideals.  The goal of ideology in literature is to force a change in society or provide commentary about the function of society.  For example, many authors and poets use their works to comment about what is going on in the world around them.  This is a way to introduce an opinion and cause the readers to consider certain parts of life.  Most commonly, literature takes on big ideologies, including religion or politics, in order to force change.

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