A Classic In Dashiell Hammett's The Maltese Falcon

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The Maltese Falcon Is Not A Classic Italo Calvino once said "A classic is a book that has never finished what is has to say." Italo Calvino was an Italian journalist and writer of short stories. He was describing one of the many amazing qualities of a piece of classic literature. A classic novel is a piece of literature that the reader loves going back to. It makes them feel differently upon finishing the book. They will also feel like the book speaks to them because it is so easy to relate to. Even a reader who has read a certain vintage novel many times before, they will still cherish every moment they get to flip through the pages. In Dashiell Hammett 's The Maltese Falcon one does not feel that way. The book doesn 't make the reader feel differently or teach the reader anything. People should not consider The Maltese Falcon to be a classic novel. The Maltese Falcon shouldn 't be a classic because it does not change the reader, there isn 't a big or important moral throughout the book, and it is not easy to relate to. The Maltese Falcon should not be considered a classic because it does not change the reader. All classics are memorable, and…show more content…
The Maltese Falcon should not be treated as a classic because it is not relatable. A classic needs to stand the test of time and cannot do that without being related to by many different generations. A great classic novel that obviously demonstrates this is The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. It is relatable because everyone needs courage, wisdom, and a heart to fight through their biggest fears. In modern day culture most people aren 't exposed to murder, crime, or lies like in The Maltese Falcon. Most people live a safe lifestyle without too much danger, but in The Maltese Falcon every chapter brings a new crisis for the characters to deal with. The Maltese Falcon does not have the relatable quality that a vintage novel should have and as a result of that, I do not think it should be labeled a

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