Atres Norwood

Medical Student
Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin
German Studies


Literature is all about interpretation. Unlike science, which requires the memorization and manipulation of facts and principles, literature ask you to determine what a writer is saying, what a writer is not saying, and to make sense of a text beyond what is directly in front of you on the page. Drawing on your experiences, other literary texts and multidisciplinary lenses, literature requires you to apply a magnifying glass to a sentence – or even a word – while simultaneously reaching into the vast expanse of academia and culture. In no other discipline will you find yourself dealing not only with the materials at hand, but also with the philosophical, sociological, psychological, anthropological, historical and economic contexts in which those materials live.