Hurr 16 year olds should be reading harry potter because duh shakespeer is 2 hard 2 read hurr
No one's saying that; you're just putting words in waffle's mouth because you are weirdly committed to your belief but lack the ability to defend it against an actually decent argument.
It honestly sounds to me like your problem is that your own school sucks and teaches below your level, or perhaps you're in the lower-level classes where they give you lame books to try and motivate you to read. I've never even heard of the hate u give
, but looking at the book, it seems like it has literary merit although it's clearly written for teenagers and tries to be relatable to them. It doesn't seem like the kind of book you'd read because Shakespeare is too hard; it's the kind you'd read for the same reason people would watch The VVitch
instead of Metropolis
in modern introductory film classes, to keep them interested and to give them a gentler step up into the concepts.
Honestly I think the people making high school reading lists have way too much of a fetish for "the Classics"; it's not like Dickens was considered sophisticated material in his time. He was innovative, sure, but just reading Dickens and Shakespeare and the like over and over again dulls your reading skills and denies you the chance to build literary analysis abilities. I'd love to swap out Julius Caesar
and Great Expectations
in a curriculum for, say, Trainspotting
Maybe you're just not like other kids or something and want to tell us that you're very smart because you can read Shakespeare. In that case, congratulations, you can read.
Does anyone else have opinions and/or reasons for these nonsensical bans?
Karens. Maybe we can learn a thing or two from the Tatmadaw and copy the Karen genocide.
Edited 2/4/2021 23:50:53