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What Is a Classic?

Summary: Defining what can be "classic" in literature and the arts with several examples.
A classic is usually described by people as a well known and original form of art (i.e.; novel or film) that moved or progressed society in it's time or perhaps another. Other times a classic is perceived as something old or timeless. So what really makes a classic"

Many people define a classic as something that is generally older, especially in books and music. To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee is an excellent example of this age attributed label. Written in 1960 it is certainly an old book by western standards and was no doubt an excellent novel of it's time period. Society tends to view Harper Lee's novel as a truly moving book of it's time period and thus the book is made a "classic." Another example of this display of "timelessness" and "classical material" are the works of Shakespeare. Although well over 400 years...

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