Creatively rename the title of a classic work of literature.Examples: A farewell to Weapons, The Big Gatsby, For Whom the Bell Rings, Laughterhouse Five.

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Noelle Thompson | High School Teacher | eNotes Employee

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Ooooo!  Such a fun question!  I'm going to go to town on this, ... How about these:

The Taming of the Shrew:  Not So Witch with a Capital "B"

The Great Gatsby:  The Autobiography of F. Scott Fitzgerald

Charlotte's Web:  Wilbur's Incessant Whining

The Old Man and the Sea:  Immortalizing Joe DiMaggio

The Little House on the Prairie:  The 19th Century Version of "Marsha, Marsha, Marsha!"

The Sound and the Fury:  They did WHAT to Benjy?!?

Lord of the Flies:  Boys Unplugged

Or on a more serous note:

To Kill a Mockingbird:  Post-War Southern Racism through a Child's Eyes

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pohnpei397 | College Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

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What about The Domestication of the Rodent-Like Animal or A Small Town in Central Washington (look it up -- there's a town named Othello) or A Small Village (Hamlet)?

Or you could go with High Hopes (Great Expectations).  Or Of Rodents and Hominids or Courageous New Planet.

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pangor | (Level 2) eNoter

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How about,

  • Bess of the T'Urberviles.
  • Kidney of Darkness.
  • Lady of the flies.
  • Pride and prejudgment.
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neondime | Student, Undergraduate | (Level 2) eNoter

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Hmmm... I'll just do the four you mentioned:

"See Ya Later, Nukes" or "George Bush's Presidency"

"Dude Lives In Mountains, Sleeps With Spanish Chick, and Dies"

Wow, yeah, you can't spell 'slaughter' without 'laughter,' indeed... Creepy. How about: "A Handful of Psychos"? Get it? Five fingers to a hand? Haha... Yup.


I like the teacher lady's suggestion of trying books that you've actually read. Hence my completely awesome idea for "For Whom the Bell Tolls" :)

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