One of the strange things about literature is that one question can have equally valid answers. See, for example, the question What is Jack's crown?.
The thing about accepting an answer is it can be misinterpreted as saying that there is nothing to discuss. I know that the official documentation says that "accepting an answer is not meant to be a definitive and final statement indicating that the question has now been answered perfectly", but who reads the documentation? On a site like literature, where there are multiple ways to analyze the same text, it's important that people feel comfortable describing alternative viewpoints even if it's not the viewpoint the OP expects. I'm worried that accepting an answer may create the impression that there's nothing left to discuss, when that usually is far from true.
I have two questions that I would like to get some insight on:
Does accepting an answer discourage people from writing new answers? Do people feel comfortable going through questions with accepted answers and finding new ways to approach the question?
Is the accepted answer feature worth having on this site? Should it remain but in a modified form? Or should we leave the feature unchanged?