A room without books is like a body without soul.
- Books are vast sources of knowledge. They are sacred as well as holy.
- They form one’s conscience and help people develop their notion of right and wrong.
- Soul of a body prevents the being from becoming a savage or cannibal. In the same way books bring virtue to a structure or room.
- Books play a vital role in one’s education and constitute a major part in one’s life.
- A room is a non-living object, contrary to the living body, the simile is thus erroneous.
- There are good books, there are bad books. Why should it be assumed that the soul, even if there is one, is chaste and pure?
- Books are inventions of authors but a soul can’t be imparted from a body.
This simile is an erroneous one as the comparison is made between a living and non living thing. Both have their own part to play in one’s life. Books are a great medium of knowledge but it should not be compared with intellectual stuff like body and soul.
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