What should I do if I read books but don't fully understand them, or don't see the underlying meaning?
I am interested in fiction. For example, I read such and such a story, talked about it with a friend, and it turned out that the meaning of the story was a criticism of idealism, although when I read it, I could only formulate an extremely simple meaning at the end, like: "harming people is bad." And in general, no matter what art books I read, I find only the most banal truths and meanings everywhere. I read Dostoevsky, Tolstoy, Hugo, but everywhere I found about the same thing: you need to be kinder, love people, respect their freedom, do not destroy the spiritual in yourself, etc.How to find more "subtle" and "clever" meanings in a book? How to see what is not on the surface?