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Classics

Classics 

Classics a true experience 

 

 

Maybe there is a beast… maybe it's only us.
William Golding, Lord of the Flies

 

Motivation is all you need to read a classic. The Lord of Flies and The Catcher in the Rye were some of the most challenging books I’ve ever read. I knew that if I was motivated to read these two classics, I knew that I could understand the important lessons these two classics had to teach. Since The Lord of the Flies and The Catcher in the Rye were a challenge I needed to pay the fullest of attention to be able to understand the deep and important lessons these two classics had to offer.

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Literary Reflection

The Power of Humor 

How Humor has Helped me

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I hope to hell that when I do die somebody has the sense to just dump me in the river or something. Anything except sticking me in a goddam cemetary. People coming and putting a bunch of flowers on your stomach on Sunday, and all that crap. Who wants flowers when you’re dead? Nobody.

-Excert from The Catcher in the Rye

 

 

       Humor can alter any situation, no matter what. The Catcher in the Rye surprised me, it made me laugh to an extent that I never would’ve thought. I thought that this book was supposed to be sad and depressing, but it’s humor along side it’s depressing theme has made enjoy this story of sad times.

 

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Naruto Uzumaki

What a True Friend Should be Like

A friend should never give up on you 

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While you’re alive, you need a reason for your existence. Being unable to find one is the same as being dead.

-Naruto Uzumaki

 

Naruto is one of the most famous Anime cartoons of all time. Naruto is about the adventures of Naruto Uzumaki, a naive 12-year-old ninja. The creator of Naruto is Japanese, and I’ve become interested in Japanese Anime since I was thirteen. Naruto is a confident but an immature kid, and it’s easy to laugh out loud at what he does because of his immense ego but not so great interpretation of situations. Throughout the first five seasons Naruto faces a powerful ninja called Orochimaru. At first, he was amused by Naruto’s actions since they seemed harmless, but he was more and more  shocked by Naruto’s overconfidence. You’ll never know what the overconfident Naruto will do next, for Naruto has a dream to become Hokage.

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Lord of the Flies so Far

 

A New and Unique Read 

Reading a New and Different Book To What I’ve Read In the Past

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We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we're curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.

-Walt Disney 

 

In my life the books I’ve read have been by mostly the same author, but William Golding writes in different manner than any other author I’ve read. William Golding writes in a way where he can describe the scene in a way that is so new to me, and sometimes the reading can get a bit confusing. To better understand the reading I use litcharts before every chapter, and I believe it’s helping me a lot understand this book. Compared to The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, The Lord of Flies is a much different read, but I can see many similar themes. Like the themes of Adventure or boyhood. I do think that The Adventures of Tom Sawyer was a much easier read even though it was written a century before. Now that I’ve read over half of the book, and I’m starting to see the true meaning of this book. I’m starting to see that the boy’s nature is starting to change for the worst, and their savage ness is starting to frighten me a bit. I feel as if Jack will do something to hurt the others, and I believe that he will become savage and try to kill someone to prove that he is superior to Ralph. To start the book I thought it was really confusing but good since instead of introducing the characters we were immediately dropped into the book with little information, and I found that very unique and different to every other book I’ve read.