Analysis Of The Iliad: You Ll Grow Out Of It

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Schools all around the country are reading books from the same author or from the same time. For example, Dover High School’s AP class is reading Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut Jr and Paradise Lost by John Milton. Our class has already read a Kurt Vonnegut Jr book, however, instead of reading a John Milton book, we are reading The Iliad. You’ll Grow Out of It is a memoir about Jessi Klein’s transition from “girlhood” into “adulthood” though comical yet poignant real-life stories. If it was put into the curriculum, the books that we would be reading will be more diverse. This is because the book offers an insight into the mind of a woman. Which differs from the normal curriculum because all the books we read come from a male perspective or author. In 2010 The New York Times interviewed 365 authors, and of that group 83 percent were male while only 17 percent were female.

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