We had a lot of fun creating this reading list of classic novels for our amazing readers at Everyday Power Blog.
As a student, there are certain books that your teachers are going to make you read. They will ask you to analyze them and find the meanings behind them. The beauty of literature is that there is rarely a right and wrong answer. Yes, your teacher may expect certain analytical answers from you, but the truth is, there is no black and white – only gray. Books are personal journeys everyone embarks on when they read them. Especially classics.
Classics Novels Every Student Should Read
This book tells the story of farm animals that mess up their own society. They take the ethos of humans and mess up their farmyard in the same way that people mess up their own countries. It shows how people who follow people who are supposed to be liberators eventually fall and die in poverty and oppression.
This is a book about how government control and monitoring is a bad thing. It also highlights that if you do a job that you hate, you will become a bad person in your own right. You will begin to hate yourself. The term Fahrenheit is now stated whenever any sort of government oppression or control is exerted. This is always on the list of classics every student should read.
This is one of those books that American students are often forced to read, whereas the rest of the world knows nothing about it, unless they caught one of the movie adaptations. This was a sequel book to the book about Tom Sawyer. The Huckleberry Finn book gives the reader a far more adult version of how life in America during the 1800s.
The author was nearly sixty when she wrote this book. It is all about love and how the affair was stopped by rigid traditions. She was not in the habit of criticizing the traditions that helped to raise her, and she always accepted the choices that she made. She centers the story around the protagonist Newland Archer, who is man, unable to accept the life choices he made himself.
This is a book that takes an odd stance from the perspective of the author. It is a way of showing how life can be ludicrous and maddening. Yet the meaning of the book resides in the fact that it is still better to experience the madness of life than to run away from it. The book is structured as if it is a road trip that does not go anywhere.
This is a book that supposedly embodies the 1920s and the glamorous events therein. The story is about romance in a certain part of America. The closing passages of the book make you re-think your lie and are also the ones you will most likely to write about in your essays at school. The book rarely misses a list of classics every student should read.
This is the story of a person who woke up one day and discovered that he was in the body of a cockroach. The book does take things quite literally, but the undertone is supposed to be a question about how waking up and not belonging to your previous group is a scary prospect.
Emily Dickinson was a great poet, which means you are going to have to study her work in school. She is said to have ignored history and been quite ferocious. Here writing is said to have fire. Dickinson is even said to have sought out constructive criticism in order to become better at what she did.
This is a person who says that life is like a dungeon maze that we cannot exist. It is a book about a brooding person who appreciates calm and has a respect for rationality. It is supposed to show you that life if full of mystery and complexity that is inescapable.
This is book that people generally read as children. It has twists and turns that a clever person is suppose to catch. The book was originally called Atticus and was written by the author when she was in her thirties. Some believe that the book was some sort of tribute to her father. It is probably more a fictional adventure than it is an autobiography.
Perhaps you’ve already read some of these books, but if you have missed out on anything on this, get cracking. These classics every student should read include views on the world, government, life, and identity. They teach you to be logical, skeptical, and all in the same breath, to follow your heart and be kind to others. I hope you will receive the same magic experience from these books as I did.
Which classic novels have your read? What other classic books would you add to the list?
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