Do you ever find yourself surrounded by literary geniuses who just seemed to have read every book known to man kind? Do you often find yourself unable to keep up with the storylines, characters and metaphors? Well the fine people at Venngage curated this list, which includes some of the most popular literary classics and their authors in easy to read, infographic form.
1) Flowers For Algernon by Daniel Keyes
Here is a super quick breakdown of the plot:
2) Hamlet by William Shakespeare
This is essentially a circuit diagram of what happens in every act of the play.
3) The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkein
This Hobbit survival guide for Middle Earth will ensure you can keep up with all conversations on the topic of the little folk.
4) King Lear by William Shakespeare
The title says it all.
5) Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
6) 1984 by George Orwell
This infographic pretty much highlights and compares each author’s’ fears of the future as expressed in their utopian novels.
7) To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee
If you ever needed a visual reference of area that is Maycomb, well here it is.
8) Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
How much more simple could it be?
9) Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling
The entire series summed up into one visual infographic.
10) Catcher In The Rye by J.D. Salinger
If you were ever confused about any of the themes and symbols in Catcher in the Rye, well you can now kiss your confusion goodbye.
11) Games Of Thrones by George R.R. Martin
If you were struggling to keep up with all the characters and their relationships, well this should help you out.
12) The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
Never understood what all the fuss was about The Hunger Games? Well at least try to keep up with the conversation this way.
13) The Fire Sermon by T.S. Eliot (and pretty much everything else too)
14) Romeo and Juliet by Shakespeare (and many more)
Pretty much all you need to know is that everyone dies. Here’s how:
If you find any other useful suggestions, just comment below with the link and we will add it to the list!