Catch 22 was a lot more difficult to understand than Unbroken, in my opinion. At first, I struggled with the getting into the book. I feel like it was hard to follow the author at some points in the story. However, the way that the author described the characters in the book was probably one of my favorite parts. The author described every little thing about the characters, from the character's facial features to their personality.
The illustrations added imagery to the story and allowed me to imagine what was going on in a different way than I would have if the pictures were not given. It was also interesting to contrast my thoughts of what was happening in the story versus the illustrator’s thoughts, as that they were very different, and are very different to every reader. The illustrations also allowed me to see into yours and Dave McKean’s minds and what your thoughts were while reading the story. While I liked the illustrations, I did not really like the beginning of the book all too much. The whole time I was reading it I couldn’t help but wonder how the baby was able to make it all the way to the graveyard on his own, and how he ended up at the graveyard of all places.
Other things that I didn’t enjoy was how particularly near the beginning it felt like Nettie was constantly being forced to do things that she wasn’t comfortable with by the people who were supposed to be her friends. In fact for most of the book it felt like only Dan and her father were truly on her side and cared about what was best for her. And while the end result was a mostly happy ending for all, considering the situations that Nettie found herself in it could’ve at any point in time gone extremely wrong and she could have been in serious trouble. Another thing I wasn’t fond of was the relationship between Nettie and Jamie. It had extremely superficial roots and while there were some sweet moments between the two of them, I find it difficult to believe that they could last.
A family’s judgment has a big hold an individual, therefore self-expression is hard especially when that way of life is denied. Eventually one has to choose: fulfill family expectations or stray away to a new path. Breaking away from family can be hard, even hurtful. In “Digging” by Seamus Heaney, the narrator chooses a different lifestyle than those of his ancestors. He chooses to write instead of dig for he has “no spade to follow men like them.” His true passion is writing, however the family does not see this as work rather as a hobby.
Life in the Middle Ages “The Canterbury Tale” has very realistic scenarios that many people can relate too, and struggle with everyday of their lives. This tale talks about the lower class characters who have their struggle just like the high end society. Real life scenarios do not always have logical and organized connections. The human brain has been tested but still cannot manage to understand human kind. In “The Miller’s Tale” there was a friendship that turned into rivalry.
Since then, I have strived on being independent. I was never the type of person to want to rely on others for anything. Being forced to rely on others to help transport me from place to place made me feel like I was being held back - it hurt my sense of
The history of my literacy has been a long road of a frustration and learned lessons. As a child, I was a bit of a loner so reading and writing were the closest thing to a social life for me. The things that I bottled up inside came out through my writing and it became somewhat of a pass time for me. As long I could remember literacy as has been an important value for me in my life because from very young age I got express my true self without being judged by the outside. Even though in my later years I would deal with some heartaches and set back that lead me to give up on my love for reading.
I did not want the church to make my decisions for me. I had to meet with my parents, the bishop and my church leaders and explain to them that I was not going to meet their expectations. I explained how I intended to blaze my own trail. They were disappointed. They told me I was going to go through life alone without God’s help.
Although I would not consider myself to be particularly religious, I do believe that religion does serve a significant purpose. My family is Christian and I have grown up going to church and participating in religious events and celebrations. Anthropologists believe that religions serves three functions to humans, and I can see how it has functioned in my own life. To start with, I agree that religion helps people to answer life 's big questions. It is very common to ponder why humans are on earth, or what death is like, and religion gives many people a satisfying response.
For most part of the book they appear to have more than what most of the other characters do not have-friendship. George and Lennie look out for each other. However I believe that they were still lonely. Lennie is simply too dim to realize that the lifestyle they is living is not ideal. George on the other hand realizes this and sees Lennie as a burden as he has to constantly look out for Lennie.