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ALTeRNaTor
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TheNightmareCharade
Con (against)

The old novelists are greater than the new novelists

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Started: 1/13/2017 Category: Education
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ALTeRNaTor

Pro

The ideas and how the old novelists describe and imagine are way more better. Unexpected plots, suspense stories and incredible ending show that the old novelists are ingenious in writing. Just look at the Harry Potter's book and William Shakespeare's book.
TheNightmareCharade

Con

Your argument seems to be based mainly on emotional bias rather than factual evidence, meaning the weight of the rhetoric exceeds the logic of your argument. Furthermore, while many classic novels are remembered and loved by many, others, in my opinion, have lost some of their value, as they can be lost in translation, or the issues they discuss might no longer be relevant, and more modern novels can better connect to people of this day and age through the use of terms and setting that are more familiar to them. Sure, a good opposing argument could be that several stories of today are mere repeats of what has been already done, but then you would fail to understand that several bring new ideas to the table that can better relate to those who are reading it, even discussing modern issues or asking the question, "What if a past issue had happened differently?" Therefore, I believe that modern novels, in many cases, can be more powerful and, therefore, better than old ones. However, this is not always the case; some favorites of mine are, admittedly, classics. But I'm talking about the majority of cases here.
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