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10 Books Our Teachers Forced Us To Read That We Ended Up Loving

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You've probably been forced to read many books in your academic life, and I'm sure you huffed and puffed wanting to blow the school down, but once you finished some of these books, you were surprised by how good they were.

Here's 10 books that you were forced to read, and you're happy your teachers made you!

Macbeth by William Shakespeare

An interesting story with a noteworthy cautionary message. Confidence and perseverance are necessary to feel ambitious enough to reach your goal, but make sure it doesn't become hubris. Macbeth was so full of himself in his quest to become king, but after killing so many people to attain it, he went crazy from all the guilt.

Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

This dystopian novel made you wish time went backwards, rather than forwards. A world where technology controls every aspect of your life, affecting it in the most negative way possible, is a scary thought. This novel was fun to read, but it's not the kind of world you fantasize about living in.

Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller

This is when we realized the American Dream is a facade and nowhere close to reality. Our hearts broke in every scene of this play, which recounts the last 24 hours of a mediocre salesman's life.

1984 by George Orwell

It's always nice to read dystopian fiction novels, but never to experience life like the characters do. Big Brother is quite the force, and by the end he made us want to tear the book in half.

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

It's a sin to kill a mockingbird, according to Atticus Finch. Of course, this book didn't teach us to not go on a mockingbird killing spree, it taught that these creatures, like the characters in the novel, are innocent souls who should not be harmed.

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