We all had to read lots of different things in school—some of which we liked, some of which we didn’t. Are there any authors that you’ve grown to love because you were introduced to them in your English Lit class? Or—the contrary. Are there any you hate because you were forced to read them? Did you ever go back to try them again?
As a former English Lit major, I’ve read lots of literature. I won’t say that I’ve grown to love him, but I have a greater appreciation for this author — Charles Dickens. I had to take a seminar class and the only one available was Dickens. Oh how I jumped for joy.
Even though I read Dickens in high school, we weren’t given a whole lot of background on him. Granted I could have gone to the library to get information, but I didn’t care for him; therefore I wasn’t going to expend the energy. However, my college professor gave a ton of background information on him and tied it in with each novel we read. Interesting stuff.