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Anonymous 2015-06-12 03:03:13 No.6676766

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What was /lit/'s assigned reading in school?


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Anonymous 2015-06-12 03:04:22 No.6676770
none we read the great gatsby, brave new world, and moby dick

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Anonymous 2015-06-12 03:04:36 No.6676772
This except we read A Seperate Peice instead of 1984

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Anonymous 2015-06-12 03:15:25 No.6676828

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Anonymous 2015-06-12 03:20:31 No.6676853
9th Grade - Romeo and Juliette, the Chrysalids
10th Grade - Lord of the Flies, Julius Caesar
11th Grade-Frankenstein, Macbeth
12th Grade-Gatsby, Hamlet, Northrop Frye essays

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Anonymous 2015-06-12 03:22:25 No.6676863
>>6676770
>moby dick

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Anonymous 2015-06-12 03:26:51 No.6676876
9th Grade - Of Mice and Men, Edith Hamilton's Mythology, The Odyssey, Romeo and Juliet, Great Expectations, To Kill a Mockingbird
10th Grade - Beowulf, Grendel, parts of Canterbury Tales, Macbeth, Frankenstein, Lord of the Flies, A Clockwork Orange
11th Grade - The Great Gatsby, The Crucible, Huckleberry Finn, The Confidence-Man (we got to choose for this), Catcher in the Rye
12th Grade - One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Heart of Darkness, Oedipus Rex, As I Lay Dying, Hamlet, Jane Eyre, A Streetcar Named Desire

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Anonymous 2015-06-12 03:27:23 No.6676879
romeo and juliet
midsummer nights dream
bunch of H.G. Wells
Fahrenheit 451
to kill a mockingbird
of mice and men
the crucible
frankenstein
macbeth

few more that i cant think of

none of the typical ones, no BNW, 1984, Catcher in the rye, lord of the flies, or great gatsby

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Anonymous 2015-06-12 03:27:29 No.6676881
9th grade - Hunger Games, A Midsummer Night's Dream
10 - Catcher in the Rye, Romeo and Juliet
11 - Moby-dick (selections), Julius Caesar
12 - A People's History of the Unites States (selections), Hamlet (unread by us, the teacher just showed us the Brannagh movie and told us to shut up about us not actually reading the book), various poets by African Americans

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Anonymous 2015-06-12 03:36:34 No.6676916
>>6676881
Well to be fair the Brannagh movie is based

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Anonymous 2015-06-12 03:38:32 No.6676926
>>6676916
My teacher showed the Branagh movie too. It's a good supplement

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Anonymous 2015-06-12 03:43:33 No.6676947
9th: And Then There Were None, Romeo and Juliet, Dracula.
10th: Of Mice and Men, Lord of the Flies, A Midsummer's Night Dream
11th - 20IB: Macbeth, Moby Dick, The Iliad, The Odyssey
12th - 30IB: Hamlet, All My Sons, the Crucible, Oedipus Rex
13th - 35IB (literary analysis): Doctor Faustus, Goethe's Faust. We were also expected to read other adaptations, but it wasn't mandatory.

For 35IB, we had to contrast the two, research the shifts in literature and society and relate the changes to the plot, as well as the additional themes, to what we researched. For our final, we were to write an essay comparing the two, and then a second on Goethe's Faust and our chosen theme.

Such a fun class, better than any literature class I took in university.

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Anonymous 2015-06-12 03:45:19 No.6676955
>The House on Mango Street
>Animal Farm
>All Quiet on the Western Front
>The Odyssey
>Much Ado About Nothing
>Lord of the Flies
>The Catcher in the Rye
>The Great Gatsby
>Invisible Man (by Ralph Ellison)
>The Piano Lesson
>Heart of Darkness
>Crime and Punishment
>Macbeth
>The Stranger
>1984
>Hamlet

That's all I can remember, more or less in order from 9th grade to 12th. The only one I truly disliked was The House on Mango Street.

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Anonymous 2015-06-12 08:41:49 No.6677868
>>6676955
>house on mango street
Fucking finally someone on lit brings up this piece of garbage. Ciseneros is obnoxious.

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Anonymous 2015-06-12 08:55:01 No.6677905
>>6676879

You did like all of the typical ones except HG Wells.

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Anonymous 2015-06-12 09:01:48 No.6677912
Year 8 - Romeo & Juliet, 1984
Year 9 - Richard III, Animal Farm
Year 10 - Ethnic poetry x100, The Merchant of Venice (aka Le Don't Be Racist Shakespeare Play)
Year 11 - To Kill a Mockingbird (aka Le Don't Be Racist Novel), A View from the Bridge
Year 12 - Heart of Darkness, Oleanna, Sheamus Heaney
Year 13 - Wuthering Heights, Hamlet, John Donne

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Anonymous 2015-06-12 09:02:41 No.6677915
My UK education seems a little embarrassing compared to some of this.

From year 9 to 11 the only novels I read were Of Mice and Men and Oliver Twist. That's when mandatory English literature ends.

In 12 and 13 there was only was one required book which was Vernon God Little. After that I got to choose my own books; I think I chose Brave New World, Crime and Punishment, Germinal and The Road.

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Anonymous 2015-06-12 09:11:43 No.6677930
>>6676766
Goodnight Mister Tom, Of Mice & Men and Romeo & Juliet are the ones I remember from school.

Reading in school for school is kind of awful though - it always put me off from delving further into those author's works as well as the other pupils at school. My interest in reading certainly didn't come from my classes.

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Anonymous 2015-06-12 10:01:39 No.6678007
9th Grade - Macbeth, Don't remember.
10th Grade - Romeo & Juliet, Don't remember.
11th Grade - 1984, Collection of poems. (3 term year)
12th Grade - Hamlet, Frankenstein, Collection of Poems, The Fiftieth Gate, along with a few movies we had to analyse and a few books we had to find ourselves to relate to the poems, and and a few books to relate to the fiftieth gate.

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Anonymous 2015-06-12 10:12:18 No.6678023
Macbeth
Othello
The Cay
Lord of the Flies
The Outsiders
Go Ask Alice
Z for Zachariah

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Anonymous 2015-06-12 10:13:35 No.6678027
>>6678023
Oh yeah, and The Pearl

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Anonymous 2015-06-12 10:17:58 No.6678036
all I can remember right

John Donne
Brave New World
Wit
The Tempest
Othello
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Romeo & Juliet
Gulliver's Travels
Lysistrata
Peter Pan
Bram Stoker's Dracula

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Anonymous 2015-06-12 10:20:50 No.6678040
>>6678036
>Wit
>W;t

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Anonymous 2015-06-12 10:34:47 No.6678073
>be in advanced English currently
>course outline says we'll study David Foster Wallace

Do you think we'd actually read Infinite Meme? Did anybody else had to do anything like it?

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Anonymous 2015-06-12 10:43:50 No.6678100
Macbeth
King Lear
Much Ado
Robert Frost's poetry
Benjamin Zephaniah's poetry
Animal Farm
Of Mice & Men
The Bell Jar
One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest
Lolita
Frankenstein
The Bloody Chamber
The Great Gatsby

and probably some other poetry too, I can't remember everything

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Anonymous 2015-06-12 10:49:10 No.6678123
11th year: The Maias - Eça de Queiroz
12th year: Baltasar and Blimunda - José Saramago

Both were pretty based, Queiroz was a bit too slow in terms of action for me as a teenager.

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Anonymous 2015-06-12 11:43:06 No.6678281
9: hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy, midsummer night's dream
10: merchant of Venice, bnw
11: catcher, Macbeth, catch 22
12: hamlet, Elizabeth Rex, a prayer for Owen Meany, clockwork Orange

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Anonymous 2015-06-12 11:45:04 No.6678286
Chekhov's The Cherry Orchard
Ibsen's The Doll House
Animal Farm
Mishima's The Sound of Waves
The Crucible
A Man for All Seasons

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Anonymous 2015-06-12 12:48:54 No.6678460
>>6676916
>>6676926
Strongly agree here. 'Movie adaptation of Shakespeare' sounds like pleb garbage, but the uncut Branagh Hamlet is amazing.

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Anonymous 2015-06-12 12:51:43 No.6678466
>>6676766
Kindergarten: Finnegans Wake

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Anonymous 2015-06-12 12:53:49 No.6678472
>>6678466
good post

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Anonymous 2015-06-12 12:54:11 No.6678474
>>6676766
Gr 9
>romeo and Juliet , to kill a mockingbird

Gr 10
>Lord of the flies, night, crucible

Gr 11

A thousand splendid suns, hamlet, Oedipus, death of a salesman

Gr 12
>stranger, Macbeth, brave new world, novel of our choice, chose a farewell to arms

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Anonymous 2015-06-12 13:00:02 No.6678488
>Finland
Not a single book until university.

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Hamlet 2015-06-12 13:05:31 No.6678499
>>6678488
So that's how you guys are getting communism to work.

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Anonymous 2015-06-12 13:06:52 No.6678502
>>6678474
Gr 1
>Beyond the Zero

Gr 2
>Un Perm' au Casino Hermann Goering

Gr 3
>In the Zone

Gr 4
>The Counterforce

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Anonymous 2015-06-12 13:15:43 No.6678522
>>6678123
sup m8, I'm portuguese too

I was actually liking ''Os Maias'' until some asshole spoiled it for me when I only had like 4 or 5 chapters left, was so mad I never finished it.
Saramago is pretty based

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Anonymous 2015-06-12 13:25:52 No.6678556
Various Swedish YA novels I didn't read and don't remember the names of.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Of Mice and Men, The Hound of the Baskervilles.
The God of Small Things, which I didn't bother finishing because it was garbage.
Some book by Günter Grass (don't remember the title) which I stopped reading when I got to a part where the protagonist and a bunch of other boys swam out to a rock in the sea and collectively masturbated. I remember there was a description of their jizz lying on the rock. Real nice.

I credit assigned books with killing my interest in literature for years. Up until about the age of 12 I read tons of my own free will (The Lord of the Rings, The Neverending Story, Momo. Robinson Crusoe, The Count of Monte Cristo, Don Quixote etc.), then they started forcing me to read shitty books and I all but stopped reading until I finished high school, at which point my interest returned... even a book that's actually good becomes torture when it's forced on you. Same with music (I would probably have started listening to classical way earlier than I did if they hadn't tried to shove it down my fucking throat), history, art... man, fuck school.

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Anonymous 2015-06-12 13:29:39 No.6678565
A lot of shit young adult stuff, and obviously Shakespeare, namely Romeo and Juliet and Macbeth
Death of a Salesman was the other main literary thing that stood out, and i enjoyed it.
Australian schools have a hard on for australian books/films unfortunately, and theres little good stuff out there suitable for HS students

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Anonymous 2015-06-12 14:52:27 No.6678828
>>6678522
Damn, that sucks. I remember reading through that part and feeling like "no way, you gotta be kidding me wtf is goin on here" and nearly read it all at once to the end.

It's interesting to see that some schools really invest on assigned books.

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Anonymous 2015-06-12 15:01:08 No.6678845
9th grade: Grapes of Wrath, Of Mice and Men, some short stories that I don't remember. Maybe one other book.
10th grade: Fahrenheit 451, Slaughterhouse 5, some Gogol short stories
11th grade: War and Peace, War by Sebastian Junger, Freud's civilization and its discontents, some D.H. Lawrence short stories
12th grade: The Poisonwood Bible, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, Dead Souls by Gogol, A Portrait of the artist as a young man, Dubliners

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Anonymous 2015-06-12 15:17:42 No.6678896
On the Road
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
To Kill a Mockingbird
Things Fall Apart (obligatory black people novel)
The Great Gatsby
The Odyssey
Frankenstein
Animal Farm

in no order. Most of what we read besides these novels were excerpts from textbooks, and we never really went in depth with any of our reading. Looking at everyone else's lists I realize how shitty my high school was. I think we did more Shakespeare in my elementary school.

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Anonymous 2015-06-12 15:57:30 No.6679039
9th grade
>Crime and Punishment
>Odyssey
>Oedipus Rex
>Antigone

10th grade
>Sophocles' The Clouds
>Lysistrata
>Othello
>Taming of the Shrew
>Brave New World

11th grade (went from private school to leftist public hs, so mostly garbage I can't remember)
>People's History of the US by Zinn

12th grade (better public hs, AP eng)
>Hamlet
>Canterbury Tales
>Beowulf
>Brave New World (again)







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