Originally Posted by bloodlover
It's impossible to name authors or books that everyone likes but forcing someone to read a book that he or she does not like is not the solution.
Schools "force" kids to read stuff they don't like all the time. Why should a class that happens to use famous works of fiction as textbooks be any different in that regard? I'm still just not quite understanding why so many people are of the opinion that a literature class should receive some sort of special dispensation that no
other subject gets: namely, the students' personal likes/dislikes having any sort of bearing on the choice of texts?