I'm just wondering if anyone here besides me thinks that one can read a book (literature or fiction type) and learn absolutely nothing from it?
For example, in one of my literature courses that I'm required to take, I had to write a paper on what I learned about war after reading five fiction books (all books were anti-war as well). I wrote in the paper that these books taught me absolutely nothing about war, because 1) they were fiction and 2) they were all writen by authors who have never even been in a war. My conclusion to the paper was that the only way to learn about war was to either go to war yourself or talk to alot of soldiers who have been part of a war.
The professor failed me on the paper because he things I'm too narrow minded and just out of line. Am I?
I feel I wrote a decent paper defending why I didn't learn anything about war, but the professor is telling me that doesn't matter because I should have learned something.