Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Great Classics

(Along with photography, this blog will also substitute for a place for me to write or present things I have written for school. )

Numerous schools in today’s world have slowly started dropping the great classic books and replaced them with “new informational” books. To begin, the definition of a great classic book is, “A classic book is a book accepted as being exemplary or noteworthy, either through an imprimatur such as being listed in any of the Western canons or through a reader's own personal opinion.” These great classics are the best of their kind. Nothing will beat a good read-through of Jane Austen’s, Pride and Prejudice, or Mr. Fitzgerald’s, The Great Gatsby, or perhaps Charles Dickens’s, A Tale of Two Cities.  “And no one after drinking old wine wants the new, for they say, ‘The old is better,’” (Luke 4:15). The old and aged things are much sweeter and wiser than the new and ‘improved’ versions. As wine ages it becomes more tasteful and more admired, just as great classic books do. Classic books are like family heirlooms, important and special enough to be passed down through many generations. For many decades already the great classic books have been taught in schools all over the country, and even around the world. They have been passed down from reader to reader, inspiring anyone who reads it that though the world may be different now, these wonderful works will be preserved and gifted to students to learn and take away lessons from. The less classic books are used and the more new books abound, the more our younger generations will forget important things from the past. They will no longer see what literature used to be. They will only see the world as it is today, full of un-exemplary works of writing and forgetting the classic great books that once made education worthwhile.

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