Romance is a hard thing to convey over text, no matter how strong your game is. But what if the literary greats that inspired romance itself put cellphones in the hands of their most beloved characters?


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It's hard to imagine an epic love story like Romeo and Juliet taking place on iMessage, but that's exactly what the folks at SparkNotes did. These hilarious text reenactments of literature's most passionate, iconic plots will remind you why old-fashioned courtship didn't exactly make it into the 21st century of smartphones and social media.

"O Romeo, Romeo! Wherefore art thou Romeo?" "Idk."

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#1 "Pride And Prejudice" By Jane Austen

"Pride And Prejudice" By Jane Austen

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AcousticGString 3 months ago

I think you'll do, mostly because you challenge my female intellect, and you are a way better option than my distant cousin.

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#2 "The Odyssey" By Homer

"The Odyssey" By Homer

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Anna Brandigi 3 months ago

Also everyone's dead

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#3 "Romeo And Juliet" By William Shakespeare

"Romeo And Juliet" By William Shakespeare

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AcousticGString 3 months ago

"well 'maybe' I will go and kill myself"

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#4 "The Great Gatsby" By F. Scott Fitzgerald

"The Great Gatsby" By F. Scott Fitzgerald

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Alex Rector 3 months ago

Yeah basically.

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#5 "Hamlet" By William Shakespeare

"Hamlet" By William Shakespeare

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Alex Rector 3 months ago

That sounds like me!

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#6 "Wuthering Heights" By Emily Brontë

"Wuthering Heights" By Emily Brontë

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Shelley Anckner 3 months ago

I've been smoking weed in the moors.

#7 "Jane Eyre" By Charlotte Brontë

"Jane Eyre" By Charlotte Brontë

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Shelley Anckner 3 months ago

She doesn't like fire does she?

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#8 "Harry Potter" By J. K. Rowling

"Harry Potter" By  J. K. Rowling

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Melanie Smith 3 months ago

still too soon

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#9 "Les Misérables" By Victor Hugo

"Les Misérables" By Victor Hugo

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Shelley Anckner 3 months ago

Tell your dad to come save me, OK?

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#10 "The Sorrows Of Young Werther" By Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

"The Sorrows Of Young Werther" By Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

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Lux Lucis 3 months ago

Aww, this one is adorable.

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