the real story

We’ve all been there. In a high school classroom, talking about some piece of classic literature, dissecting the themes and literary devices.

But sometimes it’s not that complicated. Want the real story? Here’s what those stories/plays were really saying.

Romeo & Juliet: Attention to details really could save your life. (Along with learning how to check a pulse.)

The Scarlet Letter: People talk about other people because they’re bored with their own lives. Be boring and no one will talk.

The Odyssey: Don’t leave home. But if you do, try not to be an idiot.

Le Petit Prince: Stay away from snakes. Especially talking snakes.

Gone with the Wind: Girls who love drama will always love drama. Stay away. Far away. In fact, run.

Great Expectations: If you get jilted, mourn, but for heaven’s sake, keep living. That wedding cake is not gonna stay fresh for half a century so drown your sorrows in some cake-y goodness and move on before you end up bitter and old.

The Importance of Being Earnest: Don’t a hire a nanny who will accidentally leave your child in handbag. It just causes way too many problems.

Whatcha think? Any more to add?


  1. Beth
    May 10, 2013 @ 09:42:57

    Hahahahahaha! Love! Makes me want to read the ones I don’t already know …


    • halee
      May 10, 2013 @ 13:11:51

      Glad my summaries could sell you on the books/plays! 😉


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