I don't remember seeing a thread for this before, but I noticed that here and there were some "literature" discussions. So, I thought I'd give this a try. Remember the stuff you had to read (or are having to read) in High School? Did you get a profound epiphany from any of your required reading? Which pieces of Lit did you really enjoy or really despise? I'd love to hear/discuss them. Or maybe find a great "classic" that I have missed along the way.
For example: One of my all time favorites of the "had to reads" was Great Expectations. Loved it. The absolute worst was "The Red Badge of Courage." Hated it with a passion. I managed to get through the first chapter and cliff-noted my way through the rest. I loved Shakespeare, Robert Frost, and I adored E.A. Poe.
We also read delicious short stories like "The Monkey's Paw." (shudder) One that I especially had a love/hate relationship with was "The Lady or the Tiger." (You can read it online, I believe.) I remember being gripped by the story, reading fast as I could to the end, to find out what happened. Then I remember literally throwing my Literature book across the room because of the ending. That was about 9th grade, I believe, and to this day, it still makes an impact on me. Anyone else have fond or horrible memories about Literature?