Literature is most successful when dealing with the big issues in the world.
Literature exists to address the problems in our lives, to educate and inform. Therefore it’s easy to see why literature is the most successful when dealing with the big issues in the world, these texts address the pertinent problems and attract the biggest audiences, delivering an important message. Texts that do not address crucial issues may still entertain the reader but fail to serve a wider purpose, one of the most pivotal aspects of literature. I believe that the most successful texts are in fact those that address the big issues of their time.
One such text is ‘Nineteen Eighty-Four’ by George Orwell, this text still exists as a cornerstone of modern literature due to its nuanced political commentary and portrayal of relevant issues.