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November 1, 2002
Why does literary canon change? Literary canon changed because of the diverse effects of American culture. There was a time that writers including the scholars such as Shakespeare, Hemmingway, or Faulkner was considered only the best authors. Due to the steady changes that has occurred in our society a demand has been placed for other gifted writers. This would challenge the original rules. The request for writers from different cultures has been overwhelming. These amazingly included unique, various nationalities. The changes in our history including the advance of equal rights also enabled this large contribution to our literary canon changing.