Generally, I don't like the classics. However, I did learn that I like Enlightenment era works in World Lit II. We read Tartuffe by Moliere, and Candide by Voltaire. Yes, they're a little anticlimatic with their endings, but I liked them. A lot.
Since then, I've found some more plays by Moliere. The School for Wives was okay. The Misanthrope...well, I liked one portion of it, but overall, it's a pretty screwed up story. The Learned Women is kind of sexist, and the learned women are so annoying... No, I liked it too.
I just finised The Pretentious Young Ladies today. It's a lot like "The Swineherd" by Hans Andersen. Young ladies get above themselves and need to be taught a lesson. Simple as that.
I don't know why I like Moliere's plays. Or maybe I don't. But why would I read them, and look for the ones I haven't read, if I didn't like them?
Because they are funny. They make sense when I can make sense of them. The storylines are interesting, but mostly ridiculous. I guess because as annoying at the antagonists are, and you really doubt whether or not it'll have a happy ending. And when it's over, you're glad it's over. They're short. I know, because I read two (or three?) in the space of a single day. In two days' time, I'd read three of his plays and re-read Tartuffe. Four plays in two days.
Next up, I think I'll read Don Juan by Moliere.