What does your favorite book say about you?
Stereotypes are bad, kids. But today I’m sharing classic books as stereotypes of their fans, because chances are, no matter what, if you tell someone your favorite book, they’re automatically going to have some preconceived notions about you.
(Obligatory disclaimer for the Internet: this is not a serious post)
So here are 10 classic novels, described in stereotypes of their readers.
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury-
People who would run into a partially-collapsed burning building just to rescue their book collection
The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger-
Edgy teenagers whose favorite phrase is “no one understands me”
Animal Farm by George Orwell-
Would call you a communist for offering to share a bag of potato chips
Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut-
Pacifists who probably play Cards Against Humanity
Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen-
They think they’re Lizzie Bennett, but they’re actually Mr. Darcy (don’t say anything)
1984 by George Orwell-
Libertarians who are always ranting about how the government is out to get you
Romeo & Juliet by William Shakespeare-
Hopeless romantics who apparently think double suicide is the epitome of true love
War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy-
People who read just to flex how intellectual they are
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte-
People who love strong female leads and don’t mind a toxic love interest as long as he’s tall dark and handsome
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott-
They either have a bunch of sisters or want a bunch of sisters and think they were born in the wrong generation. They love Jo March.
What’s your favorite classic novel? Do you think there is a stereotype associated with it? Let me know in the comments!
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