Our busy lives prevent us from reading as much as we should. But if we all think hard enough everyone can remember a book that holds a special meaning them. Much of classroom literature have invaluable themes and lessons for readers. Here are three classic novels that are worth picking up again while spending extra time at your Dallas apartment at The Christopher.
To Kill a Mockingbird
This Novel by Harper Lee is coming of age tale about a young girl in the early 30’s deep south of Alabama. The story is told from the point of view of Scout, as she learns about the real world struggle of prejudice. She learns compassion and empathy from her lawyer father Atticus Finch. The story heavily deals with class inequality and tragedy. A heavy subject, To Kill a Mockingbird manages to give hope in the face of difficult circumstances and is a timeless classic.
Of Mice and Men
This John Steinbeck novel is a true American classic and is set in the Depression-era United States. The story is about two friends, George and Lennie. They find work on a ranch to raise money to buy their own land someday. Lennie has his own developmental disabilities and George acts as his guardian. Themes of this classic include autonomy, and overcoming loneliness on a quest to be somebody. Of Mice and Men is a short read with a famous tragic ending. It is certainly worth reading for the first time or revisiting again.
Cormac McCarthy captures the bleak landscape of human relationships in a post-apocalyptic wasteland. Referred to as only The Man and The Boy, a father does whatever he can to protect his son in a hostile environment. The novel is dark and cynical. It is full of incredible writing and uses the boy as a glimmer of hope for the reader in the direst of circumstances. The Road is a gloomy tale, but certainly worth the read.
These classic novels of American Literature are widely available to order or read on your tablet or other reading devices. Please contact us if you would like more information about at-home activities or our downtown Dallas apartment community.