IT'S SO CLASSIC TAG
Anna and I got tagged by Hamlette to do this tag, originally from the website Rebellious Writing, but since I have read a few more classics than Anna, it's just gonna be me answering the questions. Enjoy 😃
1. What is one classic that hasn't been made into a movie yet, but really needs to?
You know, as I was reading The Idiot, by Fyodor Dostoevsky, I kept on thinking of what each scene would look like if it were in a movie! It's been made a few times, technically, but never the whole entire thing. Never just the straight up story, ya know? I also think it would look really cool with modern day film quality and all. Very depressing, but also very aesthetically pleasing 😉
2. What draws you to classics?
Well, usually, if something has lasted over fifty years and is still well-loved and well-read, than it's probably pretty good. Not always, but usually. I like that almost everybody back in the day included God and actual moral standards in their stories, even if the characters (and maybe even the writers themselves) weren't exactly the pinnacles of good Christian behavior. Also, insults were just so classy back then (I say, right after I have spoken about having Christian behavior and moral standards...)!
3. What is an underrated classic?
You know, I hate to say this, but I've never actually read an underrated classic. Pretty lame, isn't it? Although I do love The Hobbit, and I know it's a pretty popular book, but SOMEONE on the internet doesn't like it! 😉 I know it's very different from The Lord of the Rings, but Tolkien did write it more for his young children than that other wonderful trilogy, so I think that explains the sometime lacking sense of seriousness. But honestly how could you NOT like a book that has a sentence like: 'Out leapt the King under the Mountain, and his companions followed him. Hood and cloak were gone; they were in shining armour, and red light leapt from their eyes. In the gloom the great dwarf gleamed like gold in a dying fire.' So epic! I also cry every time Thorin dies, so yeah. And there's so much beautiful poetry! I love that book! Anyway, onto the next question...
So, Great Expectations has a wonderful atmosphere, and many great qualities (which I might just write about someday) but I did find it a little difficult to keep reading at some parts. It just got kind of convoluted at times. So when my friend told me to read 'A Tale of Two Cities' I was like 'Okay, for you, but it's probably gonna be kind of boring.' Boy, was I wrong! I really loved it guys, I really did! Sydney Carton is amazing! I know everyone knows that already, but I didn't! Not only was the story interesting and the characters wonderfully done, but it was actually quite engrossing. Like, I wanted to pick it up when I saw it lying on the table. Well done, Charles Dickens, well done.
Most favorite: The Lord of the Rings, but that's actually three books, so we'll go with A Tale of Two Cities.... For now. Least favorite: I didn't finish Little Women when I read it, but I did read it awhile ago, so I won't make any judgments on it right now.
6. Who is your favorite character from a classic?
Oooh, this is a hard one. I love almost everybody in The Lord of the Rings, but I think I'll go with Sydney Carton right now.
Um, again, Little Women. *ducks rotten eggs* Okay, okay, I actually have absolutely no idea if I would like that book if I read it now. Maybe I would, maybe I wouldn't.
I love Charles Dickens, J.R.R. Tolkein, and does C.S. Lewis count as a classic author? 'Cause if so, then he's definitely on this list. I also really like Jack London's and Laura Ingalls Wilder's writing.
I think it has to be old, say at least fifty years, so as to rule out books that will not stand the test of time. And it has to be a particularly outstanding work of prose or poetry. It must leave you with a feeling that you have been touched in at least some small way.
Definitely what I just said. It may be popular now, but that doesn't mean in fifty years anybody's gonna know what the heck it is.
Thanks so much for tagging Anna and me Hamlette! Um, I'm supposed to tag five people, but like our last tags, I don't want to tag someone who has already been tagged, so I'll just slip out of this one, if that's okay ;D