"That night, on going to bed, I forgot to prepare in imagination the Barmecide supper, of hot roast potatoes, or white bread and new milk, with which I was wont to amuse my inward cravings. I feasted instead on the spectacle of ideal drawings, which I saw in the dark - all the work of my own hands."
The classics that are competing in this ad campaign are The Odyssey, Antigone, The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, and Jane Eyre. Jane Eyre is notably the best classic that people should read. Below is a brief synopsis of each classic and why Jane Eyre best meets the qualities of originality, craftsmanship, meaningfulness, and complexity.
1. First classic by a woman
2. Rebels against social standards in a relatable way
3. Protagonists not beautiful/handsome
1. Vivid description of nature and settings
2. In-depth motifs
1. Looking beyond beauty
2. Struggles of humanity and standing out from others
3. Characters and situations are realistic
1. Good storyline and plot
2. Names of characters reflect their personality or physical traits
3. Can be read mutliple times and reader will still discover new things
The Odyssey is one of the two major ancient Greek epic poems attributed to the Ionian poet Homer. The poem is commonly dated circa 800 to circa 600 BC. The poem is, in part, a sequel to Homer's Iliad and mainly centers on the Greek hero Odysseus (or Ulysses in Latin which is what the Romans called him after they were told of his journeys) and his long journey home to Ithaca, following the fall of Troy.
Antigone is a tragedy written before or in 441 BC by Sophocles. It is chronologically the third of the three Theban plays but was written first.
The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet
Romeo and Juliet is a tragedy by William Shakespeare concerning two young "star-cross'd lovers" and the role played by their tragic suicides in ending a long-running family feud. It is one of the most famous of Shakespeare's plays, one of his earliest theatrical triumphs, and is thought to be the most archetypal love story of the Renaissance and indeed the history of Western culture.
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