Report Define Literature in English Literature Posted October 6, 2013 It's storytelling, storytelling which does indeed reflect society! All literature has to be based on some aspect of society, right? The thing that makes it interesting is the many facets of your life or the author's life. Different cultures give it a different angle, as well. I love literature, don't you?I like limon's definition. It's interesting how such a simple term can have so many possible definitions. Even though I'm not a huge fan of the genre, if literation is a reflection of society, it's interesting to me how much insight and value science fiction has.