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It’s Time to play a fun game I call Great Works of Literature… And Dragons!
You know, it’s come to my attention recently that everything is better when you add “and dragons.” One good example is Dungeons and Dragons and Dragons. That’s twice the dragons! You really can’t go wrong with that.
So I thought to myself, “Alisha, literature could be one of those things that gets better with dragons. Literature is something that would get better with dragons.
So here, for your enjoyment, is a list of great works of literatures… and dragons:
1. The Great Gatsby and Dragons
“All I kept thinking about, over and over, was ‘You can’t live forever; you can’t live forever.’ Especially when you know the dragons are coming and they’re pissed.”
2. To Kill a Mockingbird with Dragons
“You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view … until you climb into his skin and walk around in it… until you climb on a dragon’s back while in his skin and burn up once you fly into the sun.”
3. Pride and Prejudice and Dragons
“It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good dragon must be in want of a horde of gold.”
4. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest and Dragons
“Man, when you lose your laugh you lose your footing. And when you lose your dragon you lose your luck.”
5. Of Mice and Men and Dragons
“Maybe ever’body in the whole damn world is scared of each other. Certainly is scared of that dragon over the mountain with a stash of mice and men in his lair.”
6. Little Women and Dragons
“I am not afraid of storms, for I am learning how to sail my ship. I am not afraid of dragons, for they are little and I am learning how to train them.”
7. Gone with the Wind and Dragons
“My dear, I don’t give a damn. And neither does that dragon I left in your room.”
8. Frankenstein and Dragons
“Beware; for I am fearless, and therefore powerful. I am fire. I am death. And therefore, a dragon!”
9. The Catcher in the Rye with Dragons
“What really knocks me out is a book that, when you’re all done reading it, you wish the author that wrote it was a terrific friend of yours and you could call him up on the phone whenever you felt like it. That doesn’t happen much, though, when that author is out slaying dragons and too busy to answer the phone.”
10. Romeo and Juliet and Dragons
“For never was a story of more woe than this of Juliet and her Romeo. For never was a story of more woe than these star-crossed lovers and this dragon who was their foe.”
Have any of your own to add? It’s easy to play! Sound off in the comments with other great works of literature that could be improved with dragons. Will the next post be a list of more contemporary works? Check back soon to find out!