<i>Macbeth</i> As Told in a Series of Texts
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Macbeth As Told in a Series of Texts

“But Elodie, they didn’t have texting in Shakespeare’s day,” I can hear you saying. But I’ll tell you right now: you cannot read this article with an attitude like that. You simply can’t. For the …

60 Young Adult Movie Adaptations, Ranked
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60 Young Adult Movie Adaptations, Ranked

We are, as a society, very big on movie adaptations of YA novels. I’ve given this some thought, and I’ve decided it’s because watching your favorite book come to life is almost as much fun …

7 of the Most Embarrassing Deaths in Literature
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7 of the Most Embarrassing Deaths in Literature

Sometimes, fictional deaths are cool because the character in question was a jerk and the way they died was karmically awesome. Other times, fictional deaths are heartbreaking because the character in question was Odysseus’s dog …

18 of the Most Brilliant Lines of Foreshadowing in Literature
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18 of the Most Brilliant Lines of Foreshadowing in Literature

It could be a throwaway comment, a weird dream, a madman babbling dire warnings that don’t make sense until later.  No matter what form it comes in, really good foreshadowing will give you a sense …

QUIZ: How Indecisive Are You, On a Scale of 1 to Hamlet?
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QUIZ: How Indecisive Are You, On a Scale of 1 to Hamlet?

Making decisions isn’t easy, and this is true whether you’re a Danish prince struggling with the moral implications of murder OR a regular person just trying to pick a college. So how are your decision-making …

How Fictional Characters Would Break Up With You Over Text
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How Fictional Characters Would Break Up With You Over Text

Break-ups can be tough. One minute you’re in love, the next minute you’re returning his letters and he’s stabbing your father through a curtain in an ill-fated attempt to avenge the king. I think we, …

Greek Myths and Literary Periods Summed Up in Venn Diagrams
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Greek Myths and Literary Periods Summed Up in Venn Diagrams

Greek myths can explain pretty much anything: why we have natural disasters (the gods are angry), why there are four seasons in a year (Demeter), why your mic suddenly gets unmuted on Zoom at the …

QUIZ: Which Greek God Are You?
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QUIZ: Which Greek God Are You?

Haven’t you ever wondered which ancient Greek death-bringer you are? You’ve got your party god, your childbirth god, your metalworking god, your god of violence and bloodshed, your poetry god… the list goes on. But …

QUIZ: Which Literary Movement Do You Belong In?
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QUIZ: Which Literary Movement Do You Belong In?

I like the twenty-first century just as much as the next Internet-addicted youth who couldn’t survive longer than twenty minutes without indoor plumbing. But a part of me still FEELS like I should be writing shocking …

11 Quotes That Sum Up the Entire Book
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11 Quotes That Sum Up the Entire Book

It took Herman Melville 135 chapters (and an epilogue) to say, “A bunch of guys fight a whale and they lose.” That’s 585 pages, depending on the publisher. That’s 206,052 words. That’s weeks of my life …

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