Popular books are popular because they’re relatable—because they mirror our innermost thoughts and desires. We’ve all been Mr. Darcy at one point or another, too bumbling and awkward to tell our crush how we feel. We’ve all felt like Hamlet as well—churlish and snarky and dressed in all black for the aesthetic. And maybe we’ve never woken up as a literal bug like Gregor Samsa, but we’ve definitely stayed up way too late studying for exams, and that’s basically the same thing.
Popular books capture universal experiences. That means they’re relatable to everyone—even other fictional characters.
Don’t believe us? Just see what the cast of Pride and Prejudice has to say about these popular classics.