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Will Hollywood Ever Get the Story Right?

 Upon discovering that the next novel my honors English class would be reading was The Scarlet Letter, I had mixed emotions. The only connection to this book I could make was to the popular film, … 525 more words

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Puritan Religion: The Strict Parent of Early America

Nearly everyone has heard of the Salem Witch Trials. Whether forced by schools to learn about its controversy or simply fascinated by the possibility of witchcraft, you know of it. 428 more words

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Why Bother Reading The Scarlet Letter in the First Place?

While walking into my high school English class the other day, a cacophony of groans assaulted my ears. Centered on each student desk was a copy of The Scarlet Letter, and our dread was nearly palpable. 578 more words

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Spark Notes exist and it's all my fault

So last night, I was treated to a retweet of a video that was posted to YouTube back in 2010 called “Why Students Don’t Read What’s Assigned in Class.” It’s a video of high school students who are probably juniors or seniors talking about why they haven’t done the assigned reading throughout high school. 1,132 more words

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The Sun Also Rises: Pulse Sparknotes Edition

By Carly Thompson

This classic Hemingway story is set in the post-World War I and Prohibition era. It is the age of cynics and booze. The men and women not involved in the war have a romanticized view of life while the war vets are much more cynical. 560 more words

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Macbeth by W. Shakespeare

Check out Shakespeare’s Macbeth Video SparkNote: Quick and easy Macbeth synopsis, analysis, and discussion of major characters and themes in the play.

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