Books are categorized as classics on the basis that no matter when you read it, the book will always be relevant.
Some of the most commonly known classics are “To Kill a Mockingbird” and “Of Mice and Men,” mainly because they are both taught in high school English classes. Though most classics are widely known, people still tend to be hesitant to read them. Some classics can be very beneficial to read though —that’s what makes them classics. They have stood the test of time and continue to do so.
People tend to think that classics are stuffy and boring as well as hard to read. While the language can be a little hard to get used to at first, the books still have tons of value. Lots of classics touch on important topics such as racism, gender equality, social norms, and so much more, and they do it in ways that will keep them relevant for years to come.
To Kill a Mockingbird is a great example of a book that was relevant when it was written, is relevant today, and will continue to be relevant for a long time. It has its own unique way of addressing racism and is a key read for all people.
Pride and Prejudice is another example of a book that has successfully stood the test of time. It discusses the expectations society put on a woman in the 1800s and it is very easy to see similarities with our society today — such as how a woman’s reputation was all she had back then and the fact that our society today tends to put a lot of stock in a woman’s reputation.
I just finished reading Pride and Prejudice and I’ll admit it was a little hard to read at first. After a couple of chapters it went a lot smoother. The main issue was that it was a little hard to understand because of the outdated language, but after I got used to it, it was just like reading any other book.
Overall, I think everyone should read a least a couple classic books in their lifetime. If you’re having trouble figuring out which one to read though I suggest either doing some research or talking to a teacher. They’ll be able to recommend one that is about subjects you’re interested about or is just an amazing book for any person.