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  Mara Jade Skywalker
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I just received the syllabus for my World Literature class coming up, and these are the selections we're going to be reading:

Oedipus the King
Beowolf
Hamlet
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
A Modest Proposal
Candide, or Optimism
The Death of Ivan Ilyich
The Metamorphosis
The Guest
Things Fall Apart
Rights of Women


Now while I've heard of Oedipus, Beowolf, Hamlet, and the Green Knight, I've never read any of them, much less the others. So I was just wondering if any of you guys had read any of these and what you may have thought. I picked up my books today and so have begun reading Oedipus. I'm enjoying it a lot more than I thought I would, so yeah. Was just looking for some opinions on the above readings. Smile
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Well, I've read Hamlet. Confused I can't get into Shakespeare though, so I'm not the best person to hear from on this.


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I've read part of Beowolf in high school, and it seemed pretty cool. I remember going over Hamlet, but I can't actually remember reading it. Sir Gawain and the Green Knight was pretty good. Never did read Oedipus the King. As for the rest, never heard of them.
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I've only read Hamlet, but my sister read Metamorphisis, all I'll say is it starts quite suddenly.
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Wow I've read nearly all of those. Kinda makes me feel nerdy, but I really enjoyed Sir Gawain.
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