Andrew Waldy

Andrew Waldy was a teacher at a Classical and Chrsitian school in Ohio for 7 years, teaching literature, history, and grammar. He is currently a Master's Candidate in the Great Books Honors Program at Faulkner University

Andrew Waldy May 17, 2022

When I was a seventh grade English teacher, I had my students read great literature. And yet, the classes’ evaluation of the likes of Shakespeare, Bunyan, Dumas, Tolstoy, and Dickinson was often no more critically incisive than, “They’re boring.” This opinion is exasperating but predictable in immature readers. And yet, for all my frustration with my students, I often find myself reading and assessing literature in exactly the same way.