Fear of the unknown in the boys continues to build up which causes them to think differently after a period of time on the island. This is seen when the author writes,"They lay there listening, at first with doubt but then with terror to the description the twins breathed at them between bouts of extreme
This book was interesting for me because it allowed me to relate to a character. I love reading novels that not only allow me to feel a connection with a character, but allow me to relate to their personality or
The author meticulously gives details of the characters in the story. The phrase “island shaped somewhat like a question mark” gives a fitting opening to the story and aptly justifies the mysterious nature of the events in the writing. The language used is extremely lucid, interesting and flawless, which is intended for a learned audience. The narrative style keeps the awe, curiosity and amazement of the readers alive throughout the story.
I really did find the characters to be really interesting. Lucy, also known as Julia, was probably one of the most interesting characters that I have read in quite some time. The story is told from her point of view and it is that storytelling that held my attention. Her friends, Michael and Alane, were the perfect support system for Lucy. I didn't really relate to any of the characters or find them to be very likeable but I also didn't dislike any of them.
And Then There Were None uses inner monologues to help express how the characters are really feeling inside. Themes of inner animals is used in this novel to show how the characters become more like animals after being stuck on the island and knowing they will soon die. Agatha uses the unreliable narrators in the story to create mystery. She makes it almost impossible for readers to figure out which character could be the murderer using modernism.
It is a great love story only enhanced by the outlandish characters and constant mockery. The pacing of the novel is slow at first until half way through the first volume. The plot then accelerates and by the third volume it is hard to put down. Characters such as Mr. Collins, Mrs. Bennet, and Lady De Bourgh were all hysterical caricatures meant that livened up the novel during times when the plot was thin. The novel would not have been as cohesive or interesting without characters to add comic relief.
Left alone on an island without parents, the children on the island had no one to rid them of their fears. The horrid upon horrid dreams eventually lead the children to make an imaginary “Beast”. Without no outlet for their fears, the children made their own. Therefore the
Unbroken is a biography by Laura Hillenbrand about Louie Zamperini’s entire life. Louie Zamperini is a son of Italian Immigrants that moved to Torrance, California. He starts out as a problem child that would steal, drink and smoke, but he eventually straightens out through sports and became an Olympian later in life. After he went to the Olympics, he gets drafted into World War 2. During that time he was in planes working as the person who drops bombs on their enemies. One day, though after getting a new plane because their previous plane crashed, they went on a mission and the plane crashed from a malfunction. Only Louie and a few others of his crew survived, but it wasn’t long till one of them dies and then the remaining crew gets captured
The story and the characters really stood out to me. They really expressed themselves and the setting in the story was very cool to learn about. I enjoyed the pictures in the book because they guide the reader into the setting and the time period in the book. I recommend this book to people who are interested in learning about World War II and people who are interested in biographies and survival stories. One of my favorite quotes from the book was “A lifetime of glory is worth a moment of pain.”