7 Classic Books Brought to Life

Posted by Shmoop on 3/21/19 11:44 AM

Ever wondered what Jay Gatsby looks like when he isn't being played by Leo? Trying to map Holden's travels in The Catcher in the Rye? Not sure what a Nazgûl actually is? Shmoop infographics have all the answers.

 
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Topics: Literature, Updates

Are You Smarter Than a Shmooper?

Posted by Shmoop on 3/17/19 11:38 AM

Ready to test yourself to see if you're smarter than a Shmooper? We've gathered four questions (and answers—you're welcome) from some of our favorite premium online courses and test prep. 

Be warned, though: some are tougher than others. If you get stuck or want to learn more about the topic covered in the question, simply click the link to go to the course.*

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Topics: Literature

6 Movies That Deviate from the Source Material

Posted by Shmoop on 3/13/19 11:11 AM

We're always looking forward to a book-to-movie adaptation, even if the movie trailer and its source material have less in common than a walrus and a carpenter. But, hey, differences can inject some spice into what might otherwise be a pretty stale movie.

Here are six other movies that deviate from the text on the page...with varying levels of success.

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Topics: Literature

Are You Smarter Than a Shmooper?

Posted by Shmoop on 3/10/19 1:30 PM

Ready to test yourself to see if you're smarter than a Shmooper? We've gathered four questions (and answers—you're welcome) from some of our favorite premium online courses and test prep. 

Be warned, though: some are tougher than others. If you get stuck or want to learn more about the topic covered in the question, simply click the link to go to the course.*

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Topics: Literature

Are You Smarter Than a Shmooper?

Posted by Shmoop on 3/3/19 12:05 PM

Ready to test yourself to see if you're smarter than a Shmooper? We've gathered four questions (and answers—you're welcome) from some of our favorite premium online courses and test prep. 

Be warned, though: some are tougher than others. If you get stuck or want to learn more about the topic covered in the question, simply click the associated link to go to the course.*

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Topics: Literature

Are You Smarter Than a Shmooper?

Posted by Shmoop on 2/24/19 12:12 PM

Ready to test yourself to see if you're smarter than a Shmooper? We've gathered four questions (and answers—you're welcome) from some of our favorite premium online courses and test prep. 

Be warned, though: some are tougher than others. If you get stuck or want to learn more about the topic covered in the question, simply click the associated link to go to the course.*

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Topics: Literature

6 Lesser-Known Academy Awards Taken Home by Oscar-Winning Movies

Posted by Shmoop on 2/21/19 12:54 PM
The Oscars are this Sunday, and every year around this time, we like to reflect on past winners and nominees. How does   Arrival  stack up with   2001: A Space Odyssey? How does   La La Land  compare to   Singin' in the Rain? And how does Suicide Squad look next to Waterworld? (Both were Oscar-nominated films. No kidding.)

But it's easy to forget about the less prestigious awards offered by the Academy*—and the very deserving movies that have won them. Let's take a look.
 

 
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Topics: Literature

6 Oscar Snubs That Are Prime for Redemption

Posted by Shmoop on 2/18/19 12:56 PM
Roll out the red carpet: it's time for the Academy Awards. As actors, directors, and key grips congratulate themselves for all their achievements, we'll be sitting in our sweatpants waiting to see who gets the cutoff music and throwing the remote at the TV when our top picks don't take home the gold (statuette). 
 


But this is the year of the comeback—we can just feel it. So we're taking a look back at some major Oscar snubs to see how they might find redemption this year. Let's just hope they don't trip on their way up to accept.
 
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Topics: Literature

Are You Smarter Than a Shmooper?

Posted by Shmoop on 2/17/19 11:00 AM

Ready to test yourself to see if you're smarter than a Shmooper? We've gathered four questions (and answers—you're welcome) from some of our favorite premium online courses and test prep. 

Be warned, though: some are tougher than others. If you get stuck or want to learn more about the topic covered in the question, simply click the associated link to go to the course.*

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Topics: Literature

Valentine's Day Love Potion Guide

Posted by Shmoop on 2/14/19 12:23 PM
It might just be the massive amounts of chocolate talking, but we love Valentine's Day over at Shmoop HQ. So much so that we came up with our own love potion to celebrate.
 

 
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Topics: Literature

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