The 13 Biggest Overreactions in Literature, As Told in Texts

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Characters in classic literature are good at a great many things, including but not limited to eating stale bread, wearing corsets, and dying of consumption.

Yet there is one thing they do so well as to render the rest of us AMATEURS, and that thing is OVERREACTING. I consider myself quite good at overreacting—I do it whenever I suffer a minor inconvenience or perceived social slight—but I can't compete with the likes of fictional man who has just been told his wife might be cheating on him and decides the next logical step is to FLY INTO A RAGE, FLIP A TABLE, MAYBE COMMIT A MURDER.

Here, then, are literature's greatest overreactions in text message form.

Topics: Books
Tags: romeo and juliet, shakespeare, wuthering heights, books we love, hamlet, the great gatsby, pride and prejudice, jane austen, the odyssey, classic literature, les miserables, les mis, much ado about nothing, king lear, greek mythology, the cask of amontillado, paradise lost, no one in literature knows how to react appropriately to anything

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