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Being an English Literature student is cool and we feel proud reading about the various ages. But, literature students do not share a very good repo when you talk of the majority. It becomes irritating when someone keeps nagging you for your education, right?
Here are some popular myths that people have about Literature students.
Yes, we do not study English Grammar. Don't expect us to know all the rules by heart.
When your friends consider Literature only about reading novels, ask them to memorise the names of characters from eight novels and plays. Not to forget the comparative studies of poets.
"What's the use of studying Literature when you cannot even tell me the meaning of…"
I mean really? There might be times when we won't know some meanings. We are human beings, not Oxford.
Our general knowledge may suck. Believe it or not we may not even read newspapers.
We are not crazy about upcoming love stories. We don't get the time from our syllabus.
"Why study Literature if you don't want to become a professor?"
How to make people understand that there are plenty of careers like editor, blogger, journalist, copy writer?
Companies lure undergraduates by saying, "You get an experience certificate at the end of internship." But Sir, we don't take up unpaid internships. A wise man once said, "If you know something, don't do it for free."