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The 13 Biggest Overreactions in Literature, As Told in Texts

By ElodieAugust 17, 2018
Characters in classic literature are good at a great many things, including but not limited to eating stale bread, wearing corsets, and... More  →
The 13 Biggest Overreactions in Literature, As Told in Texts

How Fictional Characters Would Break Up With You Over Text

By ElodieJuly 31, 2018
Breaking up can be tough. One minute you’re in love, the next minute you’re returning his letters and he’s plotting... More  →
How Fictional Characters Would Break Up With You Over Text

The 7 Most WTF Moments in Classic Literature

By ElodieJuly 24, 2018
"Being really old and vaguely important" is pretty much the defining trait of all classic literature. This combined with the fact that... More  →
The 7 Most WTF Moments in Classic Literature

How to Solve Personal Problems, According to Gothic Literature

By Charlotte MillerJuly 18, 2018
Characters in gothic literature seem to experience one disaster after another—we're side-eyeing you, here, Jane Eyre— and you'd think that with all of... More  →
How to Solve Personal Problems, According to Gothic Literature

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

By ElodieJuly 3, 2018
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)

The 8 Most Messed-Up Relationships in Literature

By ElodieJune 29, 2018
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 Books on Your English Syllabus Summed Up in Pie Charts

By ElodieJune 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,... More  →
All the Books on Your English Syllabus Summed Up in Pie Charts

7 Disturbing Details from Classic Novels (That You Probably Don't Remember)

By ElodieJune 21, 2018
Classic novels do this thing where they spend paragraph after paragraph describing the misty moors, or the history of Paris, or how... More  →
7 Disturbing Details from Classic Novels (That You Probably Don't Remember)

Literary Love Triangles, Ranked from Best to Worst

By ElodieJune 5, 2018
When done right, a love triangle is a richly told, sometimes tragic tale of star-crossed passion. When done wrong, it’s just a... More  →
Literary Love Triangles, Ranked from Best to Worst