o brother, where art thou

You think you can’t enjoy classic literature.

Overheard a girl say she hated her literature class. She thinks that the stories are outdated and nobody can relate to them anymore.

Imma ‘bout to drop knowledge in here.


Taming of the Shrew by William Shakespeare


Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare


Hamlet by William Shakespeare


Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare


Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen


Emma by Jane Austen


Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens 


Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw


The Odyssey by Homer


You’ve been enjoying classic literature without even knowing it!

Fashions differ, societies vary, and our technology has advanced, but humans are essentially the same when it comes to stories. We enjoy a good love story. We understand pain and loss. We laugh at blunders. We root for the hero. We wish for a happy ending. Don’t disregard something just because it is “old.”

“Someone said to me, early on in film school… if you can photograph the human face you can photograph anything, because that is the most difficult and most interesting thing to photograph. If you can light and photograph the human face to bring out what’s within that human face you can do anything.”

– Roger Deakins, cinematographer

Still from No Country for Old Men (2007, dir. Joel and Ethan Coen). Cinematography by Roger Deakins