Untitled: The End →
cassie-nagel: I have always preferred movies over books, just because I can enjoy it by sitting back and relaxing. The book, just like the movie portrayed, was dark. I felt as though the director of the movie did a very good job in creating an accurate portrayal of the Road as it was in the book. The… I prefer the book to the movie any time. I feel like I am able to create my own world...
After reading all of these books, I have noticed some similarities. A Visit From The Goon Squad, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, and The Things They Carried all dealt with time. In AVFTGS the message that time passes and causes many changes is very clear. The goon referred to in the title is time. In ELIC the passage of time and the regret of not being able to take back time lost is a...
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johnnycurnin: With our class not having to read anything from the remaining novels or from our PAF I have found it difficult to come up with something to post about. It may be difficult to come back from Spring Break and have to get back in the routine of things. The only thing I haven’t thoroughly enjoyed in… I also dislike most of the Postmodern American Fiction readings. I believe it...
The class so far has been fairly enjoyable. I noticed that The Things They Carried and Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close both had a similar theme. Both show how people cope with trials in life. I noticed that many people search for closure with different copping methods. However, not all who searched for closure gained it. It’s sad but it is reality, and that is...
And There She Was.: Mid Semester.I wish I could... →
soniapham21: Mid Semester. I wish I could have some awe inspiring commentary about how I’m enjoying this class so far. But alas, I do not have one to give. I was both scared and excited about this class. Thrilled at the fact that I would have the chance to read books I would not normally have the chance… I sort of understand how you feel. I basically thought this class was going to...
OOOOOHHHH We're Half Way Thereeee!!
This semester I have read some books and short stories that I would have probably never read otherwise. I found a majority of them to be pretty good reads! Surprisingly, the award for my favorite of all the reads goes toThe Things They Carried. The Funniest award goes to Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close because of Oskar’s intelligence and innocence at the same time. The …most...
A Child's Ambitions
In Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, Oskar had a Business card, in which he listed all of his jobs and interests. This reminded me of myself when I was younger as well as other children at that age. Of course, I was no where near as educated at eight as Oskar is in this book, but the business card reminded me of the many different careers and interests I had as a child and teenager. I have...
Bobbie Ann Mason did a great job of showing the slow deterioration of Leroy and Norma Jeans Marriage. I believe that Mabel Norma Jean;s mother, signified societies traditional beliefs of gender roles. Similar to much of society, Mabel always urged Leroy to stop doing activities generally reserved for women. Gender roles can be a touchy subject for some people. There are many people in the united...
Maybe the best way to learn something is to know nothing! The little sister, Marlys, in Lynda Barry’s “Knowing Things” is determined to fully carry out her project on what makes plants grow. Lynda is determined to convince her sister that her experiments will not work. Lynda’s words were proved true in the end and Marlys was devastated. I think Socrates was right:...
And There She Was.: “Notes”I thought that this was... →
soniapham21: “Notes” I thought that this was a really important chapter in this novel because it really does show the audience what war does to a person. Its obvious and not exactly uncommon to see someone pre and post war and know that they aren’t the same person. But this really does show and help someone… This chapter was not my favorite but it did give a lot of insight to the life...
The Story of Linda
“Well, right now, I’m not dead. But when I am, It’s like…being inside a book that nobody’s reading.” -Linda in The Things They Carried Many people have different ways of keeping a loved ones memory alive. Tim O’Brien choses to do so by writing. The story of Linda seemed out of place when I began reading it. As I continued on to the end of the book the...
A True War Story
” A True War story is never moral. It does not instruct, nor encourage virtue, nor suggest models of proper human behavior, nor restrain men from doing the things men have always done.” pg65 As I read The Things They Carried, by Tim O’Brien, the stories in the book that stood out to me were the stories that left me asking questions, and the scenes that left me uncomfortable. At...
Contemporary Literature: "It was the best of... →
anna-webber: As soon as I began reading See the Moon I knew I was slightly in over my head. For me this writing was so out there I quickly became lost and didn’t know what was happening. I remember the last time I felt this lost while reading a story was in high-school when I had to read A Tale of Two Cities… I agree with Anna. As I began reading I became lost and wanted to quit reading...
In Cold Blood?
How could a person kill without a motive, without a cause, but just for the heck of it? Two people whom seemed to lead such normal lives- with families, jobs, and friends- turned out to commit such horrible crimes. How could they not feel some remorse? Perry was very sick on the way to Holcome, and he was possibly sick because he knew that he should not be doing what he was about to do. This...