Way back when, in 2012, the Classics Club came into being. A monthly meme was devised to bring clubbers together to chat about classics. A question was posed for you to ponder and discuss. You could write a blog post and leave the link or simply put your thoughts in the comments.
In recent times, no doubt thanks to a certain virus disrupting our regular lives, I’ve had a few requests to revive this tradition. I have struggled to keep my own blog going, let alone anything else during this time. This post contains no pressure or expectation for widespread participation. Everyone is going through their own thing right now. But if you feel like engaging in a classic bookish chat, then feel free to jump on board The Classic Meme 2.0.
This is the 2020 reboot.
Our latest question for you to ponder is:
Think about some of your favourite classics.
How do their stories, characters, or themes still resonate with you today?
What can a modern day reader learn from these books written in very different times? This could be a positive or negative message, given constantly changing social mores. If a classic book no longer meets the social standards of our day, how do we best engage with it’s story or it’s themes in our modern world?
As always, we are very relaxed about how you interpret the question.
The idea is to have fun, talk classics and get a little social.
We welcome any suggestions for future discussion topics in the comments below.