Literary Reflection Paragraph
“Until I feared I would lose it, I never loved to read. One does not love breathing.” – Harper Lee
Everything worth doing comes with its own challenges and obstacles. So far Huck Finn has challenged me to read with more meaning and really think about what is happening and the themes of the story. Reading Huck Finn has challenged me to read with more focus and meaning because of how long and challenging the book is. The challenging and old vocabulary of the story has forced me to dig deep into the story and themes to find the meanings. So far reading Huck Finn has taught me that classics may be challenging but are worth the struggle. My mindset at the start of the assignment was that I was being forced to read some old, hard and bad book. The expectation to finish a classic start to end and understand it was daunting to me and I was not happy or excited about it. The challenge to read a 700 pg classic and understand the themes and vocabulary seemed impossible and pointless. I needed to learn to manage my reading time and be very efficient while reading but also understand the themes. I have been doing the tasking, difficult work and to my surprise all the work has been worth it so far. So far I have learned a lot from Redding the book. I have learned perseverance and that the things that are worthwhile come wit challenges and difficulties. This book has taught me to really dig deep and think about certain topics and themes to find their meanings. Reading Huck Finn has changed my view on Reading classics. Going into this read I thought classics were just old books that were super long and hard and that no one my age would ever want to read. But by reading Huck Finn I have learned that some of the greatest lessons in life can come from reading a classic and persevering and doing something out of your comfort zone. A few weeks ago I was complaining about having to read this book. My mentality was that this was a waste of time and a challenge for no reason. But now that I have started reading I have learned the many lessons from reading a classic and that everything worthwhile is challenging.