We ranked the worst breakups in literature
Tfw you don't have the energy to deal with Mr. Rochester
How indecisive are you on a scale from 1 to Hamlet?
Classic literature, mansplained
Why Hermione should've dated Fred instead
lord of the flies
Michael Scott Explains The Classics
Every Book on Your English Syllabus Summed Up in a Quote from
August 20, 2018
I am not a teacher. Teachers are the real MVPs, and I don't have the patience, the stamina, or quite frankly the...
What to Do If You Left All of Your Required Reading Until the Last Minute
August 9, 2018
Lord Of The Flies
Sorting the Characters from
The Lord of the Flies
Into Hogwarts Houses
July 11, 2018
I bet you have, at one point or another, wondered which Hogwarts houses the
Lord of the Flies
characters would be Sorted into.
From Forever In Our Memories To Meh
Tragic (And Slightly Less Tragic) Literary Deaths, Ranked
June 29, 2018
(Obviously this post is more spoilery than a Jack-O-Lantern in January, so proceed at your own risk.) As young folks (and human beings...
All the Books on Your English Syllabus Summed Up in Pie Charts
June 22, 2018
Here at SparkNotes, our stance on books has always been favorable. We like them. We think they’re great. We’re book lovers first,...
7 Disturbing Details from Classic Novels (That You Probably Don't Remember)
June 21, 2018
Classic novels do this thing where they spend paragraph after paragraph describing the misty moors, or the history of Paris, or how...
Every Chapter in Lord of the Flies Summed Up in a Single Sentence
May 8, 2018
Of all the books you’ll have to read for school,
Lord of the Flies
is probably one of the most accessible. It’s...
Characters We Love To Hate
6 Literary Characters Who Don't Deserve All the Hate That They Get
May 3, 2018
There are many characters in books who DESERVE our unbridled hatred. For instance, I don’t think you’ll find a single person who is...
Les Mis = Basically High School Musical
12 Novels That Have Almost the Exact Same Plot as Popular Movies
April 6, 2018
I bet I know what you’re thinking:
“Man, I wish I had more time to watch movies.”
Doesn’t it feel like we...
Fictional Characters—they're Just Like Us!
The Most Relatable Characters in Classic Literature
April 3, 2018
Classic literature is like the broccoli of books: nobody likes it, but we’re all going to have to deal with it eventually....
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Charts & Graphs
The 8 Best Holiday Scenes in Fiction
Every Person You're Going to Meet in High School, Summed Up in a Single Sentence
Great American Novels, Ranked by How Much We Hate Them
20 of the Most Heartbreaking Lines in Literature (If These Don't Make You Cry You're a Monster)
If the Characters from
Molly Weasley's NEW AND IMPROVED Christmas Sweaters
Everything Holiday Movies Lied to Me About
How Test Prep Changes More than Your SAT Score (Really!)
9 Literary Friendships That Will Definitely Show Up On Your English Quiz
Auntie SparkNotes: Is My Girlfriend Dating Someone Else?!
22 Other Things Tumblr Has Probably Decided to Ban
QUIZ: Which Type of Person Are You in Group Projects?
15 Literary Quotes That Will Get You Through Tough Times
9 of the Most Satisfying Deaths in Fiction, Ranked
Gorgeous Illustrations of Sirius, James, & the Marauders at Hogwarts!