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50 Essay Topics for the Most SparkNoted Books

By ElodieSeptember 8, 2017
The worst part about writing an essay is coming up with the topic. You COULD argue that the actual worst part of writing... More  →
50 Essay Topics for the Most SparkNoted Books

5 Books We Would Love to See Gender-Swapped

By ElodieSeptember 8, 2017
Lord of the Flies is getting an all-female movie reboot, which you probably already know and are having thoughts about.... More  →
5 Books We Would Love to See Gender-Swapped

7 Literary Characters Who Had Absolutely No Chill

By ElodieSeptember 5, 2017
If I could, I would ascribe some other phrase to these particular characters, but "no chill" is the only thing that feels... More  →
7 Literary Characters Who Had Absolutely No Chill

The Great Gatsby As Told in a Series of Texts

By ElodieAugust 30, 2017
The Great Gatsby has it all—romance, jazz, general disillusionment with the American Dream. What it doesn’t have is texting, and I think... More  →
<em>The Great Gatsby</em> As Told in a Series of Texts

How to Tell if You're About to Be in a Love Triangle

By ElodieAugust 29, 2017
Fictional characters always seem to be caught off-guard by love triangles, but you and I? We could see one of those things... More  →
How to Tell if You're About to Be in a Love Triangle

All the Books on Your English Syllabus Summed Up in Pie Charts

By ElodieAugust 17, 2017
Here at SparkNotes, our stance on books has always been favorable. We like them. We think they’re great. We’re book lovers first,... More  →
All the Books on Your English Syllabus Summed Up in Pie Charts

The 8 Most Messed-Up Relationships in Literature

By ElodieAugust 9, 2017
Being the love-starved loser that I am, I’ve always been a big fan of fictional relationships. But while some are an ideal... More  →
The 8 Most Messed-Up Relationships in Literature

All the Times Nick Describes Gatsby's Smile, Ranked in Order of How Platonic They Are

By ElodieJuly 31, 2017
A common motif in The Great Gatsby is Gatsby smiling, which is immediately followed by Nick swooning so hard he just about dies. I learned this... More  →
All the Times Nick Describes Gatsby's Smile, Ranked in Order of How Platonic They Are

How to Tell If a Guy Likes You (According to Classic Literature)

By ElodieJuly 25, 2017
As near as I can tell, men are an unfathomable conundrum. I know this not from personal experience (the last time I... More  →
How to Tell If a Guy Likes You (According to Classic Literature)