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I need to find a book to read for English!?

I need to find a book to read for English!? Topic: I need to find a book to read for English!?
June 16, 2019 / By Diann
Question: I'm going into 11th grade so it should be around that level. Also, we have to write an essay about the book on struggle for power, so if the book is something about that then that's best. not a play please! i was thinking about how perfect lord of the flies would be! but we read that in ninth grade with the same teacher i have this year. thanks though. i'll look into catch 22.
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Careen Careen | 6 days ago
I would recommend Catch 22. It's actually funny in an inane way, and your parents will probably be able to pick up on some of the references. Even though it takes palace in Italy during WWII, it's really about Vietnam. The struggle for power could work (there's a guy in there who is greedy, but covers his tracks in bureacratic nonsense). I read Catch-22 my senior year of high school, so it's the right grade level. Another good one is Heart of Darkness, though it's a much more difficult, sometimes confusing read. But it definitely reflects a struggle for power.
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Careen Originally Answered: Which book should I read for my Honors English assignment?
Personally I would chose Jane Eyre, I have studied it twice now, once in year 11 and again at university. It's a fantastic book, there are so many things you can discuss. Jane is a great heroine, and much different than many of the sweet, prim and proper heroines that dominated romances of that century. She's an independant woman, a free thinker, and not afraid to give her opinion to others. And Mr. Rochester is the perfect complicated romantic male lead. Also, being somewhat of a feminist it appeals greatly to me. I used quite a lot of feminist theory in my essays and I received very high grades for them! I think this would be really perfect for your assignment as it would address all the the criteria you listed. Good luck with your assignment!
Careen Originally Answered: Which book should I read for my Honors English assignment?
I loved Jane Eyre! It's a really good book, and there is a really big theme of love throughout the novel (it's not too lovey-dovey, don't worry). There are different types of love, and the plot is fantastic. I think you'd like it, and it would work well with the assignment. Gone With the Wind is great, too, and it has some strong themes as well, but it's very long (1000+ pages), so I'm not sure if you'd have time to read it all.

Amie Amie
I'm in 11th honors and we're reading "The Great Gatsby" (don't try it.. not fun.." lol.. u could read "lord of the flies" PERFECT BOOK for an example of fighting over power.
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Washington Washington
streetcar named desire by Tennessee Williams the acts are short, and its a good read.plus if you get bored you can watch the movie. or the homecoming by harold pinter they will both make you look smart and cultured, so its win win.
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Washington Originally Answered: Which book out of the following should I read for my quarter reading for English?
Charlotte Bronte's "Jane Eyre" is a definite must-read. I don't know whether or not you'll love it, but it is one amazing story with interesting and unique characters and themes. Emily Bronte's "Wuthering Heights" is good, but I feel that "Jane Eyre" is superior. "The Mayor of Casterbridge" is one of Thomas Hardy's less-hyped works. While I love "Tess of the d'Urbervilles", "The Return of the Native", and "Jude the Obscure", "The Mayor of Casterbridge" blows them all out of the water (in my opinion). It is very powerful and beautifully written, and provides a lot of material for essays (if you have to do anything of that sort). "Howards End" by E. M. Forster is a bit slow-paced and certainly isn't everyone's cup of tea, but I recommend it all the same. The plot takes wonderful twists and turns and it is a book that truly makes you think. I also really loved "Rebecca" and Jane Austen's works. If you want a novel with a more gothic atmosphere, I suggest "The Picture of Dorian Gray", "The Turn of the Screw", or "Frankenstein". "The Turn of the Screw" is convenient if you're time-constrained because it's short, but the writing is pretty dense and humorless. Both it and "Frankenstein" are great for essays/reports because so much has been written about them. If you'd prefer a work of drama, I recommend "Hamlet", "Pygmalion", or "The Importance of Being Earnest."

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