Classic books- timeless and universal

Classic books- timeless and universal

Madalynn Spyker, Co-Editor-in-Chief

Whether someone is a bookworm or not, they’ve most likely heard of some type of classic literature in their lifetime. Classics often are well-written, exemplify artistic qualities or include elements of cultural importance during the time period it was written. 

Classic literature gives readers an insight into the past and it shares a glimpse into issues that have stayed universal and timeless. These books’ influence won’t fade anytime soon, and there are plenty of books that are in the running to become modern classics. 

“Pride and Prejudice” by Jane Austen, is considered to be a classic novel that set the standard for a modern popular love story. A woman, who’s independent and lively is infatuated by a powerful man. The ideal modern relationship placed in this classic is relevant in today’s feminist society. The world has become socially more acceptable of a woman being more powerful than the man in a relationship. 

A modernized spin on Austen’s classic novel, “Bridget Jone’s Diary” by Helen Fielding follows the plot loosely by including a woman who feels the pressure to find the right guy. Countless movies also follow the similar pattern of the classic; “Lost in Austen” and “The Lizzie Bennet Diaries.” 

The first science fiction classic, “Frankenstein” by Mary Shelley, reveals the peculiar life of a scientist who attempts to bring back a creature from the dead. Frankenstein is apparent in many movies around Halloween, which has made the horror fiction character more famous through the centuries.