Classics novels are classics for a reason

Isabela Sanchez, Perspectives Reporter

Some people may associate classic novels with the bland books they had to read for school that they SparkNoted; however, people who think that classics are pointless need to remember that these books deserve the praise they have been given. Classics give people a chance to hear voices that belong to different periods. Whether or not the story is based on true events, the time period that the author belonged in impacted their style of writing.

While some people could argue that the classic novels sound “dated,” modern storytelling always takes inspiration from classics. Without William Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet,” there would not be “West Side Story,” or without Jane Austen’s “Emma,” there would not be “Clueless.” 

Classics show how far storytelling has come and open up the realm of possibilities it could have in the future. Classics novels became classics because of the impacts they have made in the world of literature. They have provided inspiration to other writers, some of which have created classics themselves. Classic novels have helped the storytelling style grow.