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.