This study starts from the suspicion about English education that only emphasizes English education`s practical side based on language`s communicative function and propagates the fantasy for the use of ``perfect`` English like native speakers. Instead, English education that is accentuated in this paper is the one that challenges and expands ``thinking`` in various directions founded on the belief that language is closely entangled with thought. Furthermore, it shows that in English education, while promoting thinking process that accumulates the information, and instigates and expresses the thought, we need to educate the ethical and humanistic values through teaching English. It shows that we cannot think of English education in a simple and easy way if we take English as the language that invigorates thinking beyond linguistic knowledge and education as reexamining the ethical and humanistic values and developing the creativity. This paper investigates how English literature is helpful for the English education related with the ethical and humanistic value formation by tracing three short stories, James Joyce`s "Araby," Virginia Woolf`s "The Legacy," and Sherwood Anderson`s "Mother" and "Hands" in Winesburg Ohio.