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which classic literature you were forced to read in high school did you hate the most

BahamutZEROBahamutZERO Registered User regular
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which classic literature you were forced to read in high school did you hate the most 94 votes

The Catcher in the Rye
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The Great Gatsby
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    TallahasseerielTallahasseeriel Registered User regular
    edited July 2018
    ha suckers.

    I dropped out in 10th grade so I didn't have to read anything like that.

    *does a crotch chop and speeds away on a mo-ped "

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    BlankZoeBlankZoe Registered User regular
    The Great Gatsby
    I don't like either but LOATHE Gatsby

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    see317see317 Registered User regular
    Your book report must be 4-6 pages, single spaced, 12 point Times New Roman.

    Don't tell anyone, but if you set the margins a quarter inch in, then change all your periods to a 14 point font, you can stretch this out almost a line and a half.

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    JansonJanson Registered User regular
    Hard Times by Charles Dickens

    Fucking hate Dickens

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    tynictynic PICNIC BADASS Registered User, ClubPA regular
    This poll is totally America-centric

    The correct answer is MiddleMarch

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    BahamutZEROBahamutZERO Registered User regular
    edited July 2018
    I had "American" in the question originally but it was making it not fit
    feel free to take advantage of this lapse of question specificity

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    JansonJanson Registered User regular
    edited July 2018
    Catcher in the Rye & The Great Gatsby were not assigned books in the UK! At least during the period I was at high school.

    I did actually use The Great Gatsby voluntarily for a comparative essay, though!

    The only assigned novel for high school that I remember was Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry. Which is U.S.ian!

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    LiiyaLiiya Registered User regular
    This is very American. This is what you read in UK schools:

    Shakespeare
    Shakespeare
    Shakespeare
    Shakespeare
    Shakespeare
    Shakespeare
    Shakespeare
    Kes
    Shakespeare
    Shakespeare
    Shakespeare

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    tynictynic PICNIC BADASS Registered User, ClubPA regular
    My runner up: Madame Bovary

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    Butler For Life #1Butler For Life #1 Twinning is WinningRegistered User regular
    Where is The Scarlet Letter on this list

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    bowenbowen How you doin'? Registered User regular
    The Great Gatsby
    gatsby is fucking horrible

    not even robert redford could save it

    not a doctor, not a lawyer, examples I use may not be fully researched so don't take out of context plz, don't @ me
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    CouscousCouscous Registered User regular
    I liked The Catcher in the Rye, but I chose to read it.

    It is a very accurate depiction of a certain type of teen.

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    BahamutZEROBahamutZERO Registered User regular
    Liiya wrote: »
    This is very American. This is what you read in UK schools:

    Shakespeare
    Shakespeare
    Shakespeare
    Shakespeare
    Shakespeare
    Shakespeare
    Shakespeare
    Kes
    Shakespeare
    Shakespeare
    Shakespeare

    which one did you hate the most though
    I'd go with Shakespeare

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    L Ron HowardL Ron Howard The duck MinnesotaRegistered User regular
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    Unlike Shakespeare, there were no cliff notes so you can get past the utterly droll tedium. Maybe that was the point, and it flew over my 10th grader head. But I purged that out of my memory as soon as I was done with that class.

    Comparatively, I enjoyed Moby Dick.

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    JansonJanson Registered User regular
    edited July 2018
    Liiya wrote: »
    This is very American. This is what you read in UK schools:

    Shakespeare
    Shakespeare
    Shakespeare
    Shakespeare
    Shakespeare
    Shakespeare
    Shakespeare
    Kes
    Shakespeare
    Shakespeare
    Shakespeare

    I have never read Kes!

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    Virgil_Leads_YouVirgil_Leads_You Proud Father House GardenerRegistered User regular
    The Bean Trees

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    LiiyaLiiya Registered User regular
    Janson wrote: »
    Liiya wrote: »
    This is very American. This is what you read in UK schools:

    Shakespeare
    Shakespeare
    Shakespeare
    Shakespeare
    Shakespeare
    Shakespeare
    Shakespeare
    Kes
    Shakespeare
    Shakespeare
    Shakespeare

    I have never read Kes!

    Its not too bad, but brace yourself for some extremely strong Yorkshire accents! "Oreyt my name Billy an a live with mi mam and me da who go downt pit".

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    HobnailHobnail Registered User regular
    'The Wars' with selected readings by the teacher, also an Anglican Reverend, in hypnotic droning church voice but reading graphic prison rape instead of scripture

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    tynictynic PICNIC BADASS Registered User, ClubPA regular
    tynic wrote: »
    My runner up: Madame Bovary

    wait no I forgot - The Rainbow. Actually, all of DH Lawrence. I'll take Flaubert over him any day.

    I don't think we read any American authors in high school at all. Closest geographically was probably Gabriel Garcia Marquez.

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    YaYaYaYa Decent. Registered User regular
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    Like Water for Chocolate

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    I needed anime to post.I needed anime to post. boom Registered User regular
    the giver

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    Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver You don't have to attend every argument you are invited to. Philosophy: Stoicism. Politics: Democratic SocialistRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    There is no Dickens here.

    There is no Great Expectations.

    There is no Pride and Prejudice.

    The fuck is this poll?

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    Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver You don't have to attend every argument you are invited to. Philosophy: Stoicism. Politics: Democratic SocialistRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    The worst book I had to read for school didn't come until college.

    The Confessions of St. Augustine is the worst thing I have ever had to read.

    Humor can be dissected as a frog can, but dies in the process.
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    BahamutZEROBahamutZERO Registered User regular
    actual polls are just vehicles for larlar jokes!
    stop yelling at me and just post your pick that's not on the poll like everyone else is doing!

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    tynictynic PICNIC BADASS Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited July 2018
    There is no Dickens here.

    There is no Great Expectations.

    There is no Pride and Prejudice.

    The fuck is this poll?

    none of those are terrible.

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    DouglasDangerDouglasDanger PennsylvaniaRegistered User regular
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    I really related to the catcher on the rye and though Gatsby was decent

    I really didn't enjoy the grapes of wrath at all

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    Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver You don't have to attend every argument you are invited to. Philosophy: Stoicism. Politics: Democratic SocialistRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    tynic wrote: »
    There is no Dickens here.

    There is no Great Expectations.

    There is no Pride and Prejudice.

    The fuck is this poll?

    none of those are terrible.

    I despise Dickens' writing style and I can't get through a Jane Austen book.

    Humor can be dissected as a frog can, but dies in the process.
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    Donovan PuppyfuckerDonovan Puppyfucker A dagger in the dark is worth a thousand swords in the morningRegistered User regular
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    I didn't mind The Catcher In The Rye, only problem is after high school I did a bit of work for the government, and ever since then if I see a copy of that book, I have to buy it. I mean, I've also been killing people, but the main problem is these cupboards full of that bloody book...

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    jgeisjgeis Registered User regular
    The Catcher in the Rye
    tynic wrote: »
    This poll is totally America-centric

    The correct answer is MiddleMarch

    I took a course in college that was based entirely around Middlemarch and I really enjoyed it, but that was also my first exposure to it and I think I'd have responded differently if I'd had been forced to read it in high school.

    Catcher in the Rye can eat my whole ass.

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    cursedkingcursedking Registered User regular
    The Catcher in the Rye
    Liiya wrote: »
    Janson wrote: »
    Liiya wrote: »
    This is very American. This is what you read in UK schools:

    Shakespeare
    Shakespeare
    Shakespeare
    Shakespeare
    Shakespeare
    Shakespeare
    Shakespeare
    Kes
    Shakespeare
    Shakespeare
    Shakespeare

    I have never read Kes!

    Its not too bad, but brace yourself for some extremely strong Yorkshire accents! "Oreyt my name Billy an a live with mi mam and me da who go downt pit".

    wait what pit do they go down to???

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    cursedkingcursedking Registered User regular
    The Catcher in the Rye
    I love grapes of wrath, I despise catcher in the rye, and I really really like gatsby

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    tynictynic PICNIC BADASS Registered User, ClubPA regular
    jgeis wrote: »
    tynic wrote: »
    This poll is totally America-centric

    The correct answer is MiddleMarch

    I took a course in college that was based entirely around Middlemarch and I really enjoyed it, but that was also my first exposure to it and I think I'd have responded differently if I'd had been forced to read it in high school.

    Catcher in the Rye can eat my whole ass.

    I actually didn't hate it as a novel, but it's a pretty straightforward text, so there just never felt like there was any lit-crit meat on those bones, and trying to dredge up essay topics about it was a bloody chore. Some more interdisciplinary work (eg looking at Middlemarch in parallel with the evolution of inheritance law or other social contexts) might have made the experience less dreary.

    The BBC adaptation did have Rufus Sewell though, so there's that.

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    BugBoyBugBoy boy.EXE has stopped functioning. only bugs remainRegistered User regular
    The Sun Also Rises

    God I hate The Sun Also Rises

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    PlatyPlaty Registered User regular
    The Man Without Qualities

    It's a great work of literature, but also over a 1000 pages

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    GustavGustav Friend of Goats Somewhere in the OzarksRegistered User regular
    Lol I went to a rural school we were barely scratching The Outsiders before we graduated.

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    OmnipotentBagelOmnipotentBagel floof Registered User regular
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    I didn't have to read either of those. But I do remember A Day No Pigs Would Die because myself and a classmate who had both read ahead were having a private discussion about the ending and someone else in the classroom who was listening in got really mad at us for spoiling the book

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    StraightziStraightzi Here we may reign secure, and in my choice, To reign is worth ambition though in HellRegistered User regular
    A Separate Peace

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    tynictynic PICNIC BADASS Registered User, ClubPA regular
    Gustav wrote: »
    Lol I went to a rural school we were barely scratching The Outsiders before we graduated.

    I think The Outsiders was the first school-induced book that a) I hadn't read before we were assigned it, and b) I didn't find tedious.
    I like The Outsiders, is what I'm saying. Even if Ponyboy is the stupidest fucking name for anybody ever.

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    OmnipotentBagelOmnipotentBagel floof Registered User regular
    edited July 2018
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    The best thing we read for school was a series we did on classic short stories--The Lottery, Flowers for Algernon, a handful of Bradbury stories, etc. I also really liked The Giver.

    Well, other than Accelerated Reader which was just a credit goldmine for my dorky ass, seeing as I was usually reading in class instead of listening to the lectures

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    GustavGustav Friend of Goats Somewhere in the OzarksRegistered User regular
    tynic wrote: »
    Gustav wrote: »
    Lol I went to a rural school we were barely scratching The Outsiders before we graduated.

    I think The Outsiders was the first school-induced book that a) I hadn't read before we were assigned it, and b) I didn't find tedious.
    I like The Outsiders, is what I'm saying. Even if Ponyboy is the stupidest fucking name for anybody ever.

    I still say "Stay Golden Ponyboy" with reckless abandon

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