Wise & foolish

IB English B: Wise & foolish

All pieces of writing have a point - they have a purpose and meaning. Nobody says "it was fantastic - I couldn"t see the point!", and no publisher will put a blurb on the back cover of a new novel saying "Totally pointless Times Literary Supplement ".Now, we can and should argue about what "purpose" and "meaning" actually involve, both in general and as regards a particular text, but let us accept "point" as a shorthand...


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