Around the ages, English has grown to the significant position of being an International Language. Thus its role in education and also as the ultimate means of communication is obvious and needless to say.
The language which has attained an Universal Dimension over the years, gifted us with what imperial masterpieces in literature! Or we can say that the dialect has been made more and more rich on the pens of the legendary writers who drew a niche for themselves in the history of literature ranging from old English to Chaucer to Shakespeare to Dryden to the romantic poets to Dickens, Virginia Woolf, Faulkner and Fitzgerald of the Modern period. And the list continues and will go on till the end of the Creation.
These names have lighted the lamps in the course of English literature and made it eternally illuminating perpetually guiding the path of generations to come. There are so many genres to be explored in the art of literature. From epics to poetry to drama to novels, prose each creating an era of its own.
Around the ages the language and literature in English has undergone substantial changes to survive each generations. We have come a long way from the Anglo Saxon age(generally marked as the origin of the English language) the language of which is almost obsolete in the contemporary times and is treasured more for its rich historical importance. The language of Shakespeare in the medieval age is now valued more as a masterpiece of literature than anything else.
The language has been deftly used by the prominent literary figures over the ages as magically as a conjurer. There are so many literary types from the adventurous of the Picaresque (Don Quitox, Cervantes) or the shudders of the Gothic (Frankenstien, Mary Shelly) to the originality or rawness of the soul explored in the theme of consciousness (Mrs. Dalloway).
Thus the English language and literature is intricately interwoven which has and will go on producing wonders in the field of art and culture.