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Why Classic Books Last: Their Themes, Writing, and Characters

Classic books stick around for a reason. They have special things in them that keep speaking to people, no matter the time or where they're from. Let's take a look at what makes them timeless.


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Themes: Stories About All of Us

Classic books often talk about things we all feel. Love, power, doing the right thing - these are universal. Even though these books were written long ago, the themes they cover still matter to us today. For example, think about how George Orwell's "1984" talks about control and freedom, something we still think about a lot.

Writing: Words That Last Forever

The way classic books are written is special. Authors like Charles Dickens and Jane Austen used beautiful language that creates whole worlds in your mind. They wrote in a way that's still impressive, even today.

Also, some writers tried new ways of telling stories. They played with how a story is told, like James Joyce in "Ulysses" or Gabriel García Márquez in "One Hundred Years of Solitude." This new style was cool then and is still cool now.

Characters: People We All Understand

The characters in these books are super interesting and feel real. They have problems and dreams that we get. Whether it's Hamlet or Jay Gatsby, their feelings and journeys are easy to connect with. These characters are like familiar friends, even if they're from a long time ago.

Classic books don't fade away because they talk about things that matter to all of us. They're written in a way that's still amazing, and the characters feel like people we know. That's why they're still important today.


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