In high school, I remember Romeo and Juliet as a required reading in English class.

In high school, I remember Romeo and Juliet as a required reading in English class. For Filipino class that would be Ibong Adarna, Noli me tangere, and El filibusterismo. All of them I considered chores. Except, book reports because I can choose which ones to read.

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4 thoughts on “In high school, I remember Romeo and Juliet as a required reading in English class.


  1. In high school our list of required English short stories and novels included:


    01 – Julius Caesar


    02 – The Most Dangerous Game


    03 – The Hound of the Baskervilles


    04 – Romeo and Juliet


    05 – A Separate Peace


    06 – The Pearl


    07 – The Little Prince


    08 – Lost Horizon


    09 – A Tale of Two Cities


    10 – Macbeth


    11 – Catcher in the Rye


    12 – Hamlet


    13 – The Giver


    14 – The Adventure of the Speckled Band


    15 – Pygmalion


    16 – Animal Farm


    17 – Great Expectations


    18 – Beaowulf


    19 – Flowers for Algernon


    I’ve probably missed a number of other titles, but this sums up the major stuff that really stuck in my mind. In hindsight, I don’t really regret reading most of them.


  2. I can only recall Austen and Bronte from my English list… I had the same list as yours for  Filipino, plus Florante at Laura… and this one about the correspondence between two sisters that i cannot, for the life of me, remember right now… it was a morality play i think… 

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