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Encourage teens to watch English films

Encourage teens to watch English films
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For parents or teachers, it is a challenging prospect to encourage a teen to read the classics. As they enter their teens, even many children who read ...

For parents or teachers, it is a challenging prospect to encourage a teen to read the classics. As they enter their teens, even many children who read voraciously begin to read less and less.

This is partly because of the increased time commitments and increased social pressures, but is also a result of the challenging nature of classic works of literature themselves.

Encouraging a teen to watch a film based on a classic novel might help to acquaint them to relevant and recognizable themes in the work. This will make the task of reading it less daunting.

Some prominent examples of films based on classic literature include William Wyler's adaptation of Wuthering Heights, John Huston's version of Moby-Dick, and Robert Mulligan's version of To Kill a Mockingbird.

There are many films which represent loose borrowings from a classic novel rather than a direct adaptation. For example, Coppola's Apocalypse Now is based loosely on Conrad's Heart of Darkness.

The 2001 comedy Bridget Jones's Diary is a loose adaptation of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice. If a teen already enjoys films such as these, you may be able to encourage them to read the novels that inspired them.

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