Not gonna lie. This was the bane of my existence.
As someone who enjoys writing and has the dream of one day finishing one of the millions of stories that I started, I chose to study creative writing.
But every literature class I took was spent picking apart the story's tiniest details and writing long essays about what hidden meanings or themes were in the story.
I love books but I hate analyzing things that really have no meaning and blowing it all out of proportion. Yes there are things in stories that mean something. But that doesn't mean everything in the story is pointing towards one thing.