Literature in a Nutshell

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Can you name the famous pieces of Literature from the extreme plot simplifications?

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Some guy was told that he was going to have sex with his mom someday. He tries not to. He ends up doing it anyways.Sophocles
A bunch of people propose to a girl. She turns them down.Jane Austen
A demon gets mad because some old guys party too loud. A warrior goes out and kills it.Anonymous
This guy is really in love with this girl, but she's involved with another guy. So the first guy bashes his head against a tree.Emily Bronte
One Russian guy kills two Russian women and then worries about it.Fyodor Dostoyevsky
A family escapes from slavery only to find that their house is haunted by a poltergeist.Toni Morrison
This lady talks about her three marriages. She's black.Zora Neale Hurston
Told out of order. Basically, three brothers obsess over their sister.William Faulkner
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A poor guy finds out that he is the descendent of an ancient noble family. His daughter (who is also poor) doesn't know anything about it.Thomas Hardy
One guy goes crazy in the heat and kills someone.Albert Camus
A black family in Chicago gets a bunch of money and doesn't know what to do with it.Lorraine Hansberry
Some old guy gives away his kingdom to his two evil daughters. This other guy gets his eyes ripped out.Shakespeare
Its about a wrestler in Africa who doesn't show emotion to anyone.Chinua Achebe
This kid worries about running away from battle in the civil war.Stephen Crane
A little orphan boy always wants more.Charles Dickens
A man tries to bring chivalry back and become a knight.Miguel de Cervantes

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