5 Classic Novels That Can Help You in Life



In a day and age where we are not reading as many meaningful books as we did in decades past, sometimes it’s good to read classic novels that offer a variety of life lessons which we can use for certain situations. These novels all dealt with important events in history such as slavery, the industrialization of America in the 19th century, and childhood during a time in America when life was simpler and less complicated. You may have read these novels in high school or college but if it has been awhile since you read the following five classic novels, here is a synopsis of the novels.

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1. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

This novel was set in post-civil War America and it involves themes of racism and friendship that thrives and faces challenges against this backdrop. We also learn lessons about how society treats the poor and less educated like Huck Finn and the slave Jim, and we see Huck Finn’s reaction by refusing to put himself in the box that society has for him. These are the reasons why you should read Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.

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2. The Grapes of Wrath

This is a great classic novel to read if you want to learn about the original Great Depression that happened when the stock market crash caused painfully tough economic times in America. As you read Grapes of Wrath, think about the courage and resilience the characters showed and ask yourself if this same resilience and courage is happening during current tough economic times.

3. Uncle Tom’s Cabin

Harriet Beecher Stowe’s classic novel is not just about how America dealt with the reality of slavery and social class although the novel addressed them in an excellent manner. This book also deals with the challenge to do the right thing despite others’ urges for a person to follow the status quo.….READ MORE ON THE NEXT PAGE