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Old 10-10-2012, 11:27 AM   #116
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We wouldn't require all athletes to have the same exercise routine, why would we think that all students need the same books?
One of the purposes - perhaps the main purpose - of studying English literature is to gain knowledge of the shared cultural heritage which literature provides. Eg, Dickens and Shakespeare have both contributed enormously to the English language, and it's useful to know where those quotes and characters actually come from.
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