So I still don't know what would possess anyone to try to teach this novel to 14 yr-olds (happened at my high school) - but it is an important work. My brain says I've seen other hysterical allusions recently, but I can't remember them. In the meantime, this comic from the June 8 & 15, 2009 New Yorker
had me cracking up:
Some of you MC POPPERS must know of other pop texts that make allusions to the Scarlet Letter
. If you have something funny or awesome you use in the classroom pretty please share below!