A literary take on fashion part 18

If you’re new to this books into fashion series, you can catch up with the others HERE.

Since the last collage had more of a teen spin, I thought I go back to my original true love, classic books. The first collage dedicated to the most unfortunately romantic play ever, Romeo and Juliet by Shakespeare. Do I even need to summarize it for you? He’s a Montague, she’s a Capulet. The families hate each other, but they both have fallen in love. After LOTS of misunderstandings, and some accidental (or on purpose?) murders, they decide to run away together. But even that turns out disastrous. I remember being astonished by the whole story the first time I read it my first year of high school. I know that after hearing the story in all its amalgamations over the years, the story itself can become quite tedious. But you cannot deny that the first time, you were captivated by the story.

The second book is Great Expectations by Charles Dickens. Another classic and widely known book that you may not need me to summarize – one of the first coming of age stories ever written, this book follows young orphan Pip and the many colorful characters he meets. I sometimes think the book could be called Great Expectations and Greater Let Downs. Pip is encouraged to play with Estella, Miss Havisham’s adopted daughter, with the false hopes that they could one day be together. He then mysteriously inherits a large sum of money, only to see that it leads him to misery. All is not what it appears.

How do you feel about classic books? I always feel they’re wrongly injected to us in High School when we’re not ready for the language. They’re much easier to appreciate if you read them when you’re older (plus they make more sense too!)