he who masters the classics rules the world!

Having read The Revenger’s Tragedy, I’ve now read all my A level lit texts! For the benefit of any lit students reading my blog, here are brief summaries with close reference to certain themes I feel are salient to all five texts. Even if you’re not a lit student, you can pretend you’ve read these books to impress others with your mastery of literature.

HAMLET – Two people fall in love. Everyone dies.

WUTHERING HEIGHTS – Two people fall in love. Everyone dies, except two peripheral characters who fall in love, to little consequence.

THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST – Four people fall in love. No one dies. Everyone is engaged to be married.

THE REVENGER’S TRAGEDY – Everyone either wants to have sex with or murder everyone else. Everyone dies.

JOHN DONNE’S POETRY – John Donne falls in love. John Donne has sex. No one dies.

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